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Wasps 17-17 Leicester

A Leicester rally denied Wasps a victory in the tight game in High Wycombe.

Wasps led 17-7 in the final quarter – but, an Andy Goode penalty and an Austin Healey try three minutes from time, converted by Goode, levelled it.

Wasps were 6-0 up early on with Ed Thrower penalties before Tom Varndell’s converted try put Leicester in front!

Mark van Gisbergen’s try gave Wasps an 11-7 half-time lead but two more Thrower penalties were not enough. Especially when Thrower missed a further penalty with 10 minutes to go.

The game lacked many of the regulars on International duty, but former England captains, Dallaglio and Johnson kept the fight going!

Wasps: Van Gisbergen; Thrower, Richards, Erinle, Voyce; Brooks, Dawson; Dowd, Greening, Green; Shaw, Birkett; Hart, Rees, Dallaglio (capt).
Replacements: Leota, McKenzie, Lock, Haskell, Biljon, Priscott, Hoadley.

Leicester: Vesty, Varndell, Cornwell, Gibson, Healey, Goode, Bemand, Holford, Buckland, Morris, M Johnson (capt), L Deacon, H Tuilagi, Back, W Johnson.
Replacements: Taukafa, Hampson, Hamilton, Montagu, Skinner, Dodge, Broadfoot.

Referee: Ashley Rowden (RFU)

Wasps: (11) 17
Try: Van Gisbergen
Pens: Thrower 4
Leicester: (7) 17
Tries: Varndell, Healey
Cons: Goode 2
Pen: Goode

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