Lawrence Dallaglio got the send-off he wanted when the Wasps team he has served for 18 years outmuscled and outkicked great rivals Leicester to win the English Premiership final 26-16 at Twickenham on Saturday.
Report courtesy News24.
A club world record crowd of 81 600 rose to salute the retiring former England captain when he left the field 12 minutes before Wasps completed the victory that saw them crowned champions for the sixth time and complete a hat-trick of Twickenham final victories over the defending champions.
Wasps looked the more aggressive team from the start and deservedly led 23-6 at half-time after tries by Tom Rees and Josh Lewsey but Leicester hit back strongly with scores by Tom Varndell and Harry Ellis in the second half.
However, while Wasps fullback Mark van Gisbergen landed six of his seven goal kicks, Leicester flyhalf Andy Goode missed four from six and that proved vital as the London team held out.Tweet