Wasps take Premiership Final

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :In the news on 31 May 2008 at 23:04
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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.


  • Of the two sides involved Wasps deserved the win.

  • Comment 1, posted at 31.05.08 23:40:18 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply
  • Don’t like either. Would’ve preferred Gloucester or Bath.

  • Comment 2, posted at 31.05.08 23:40:49 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply
  • 81 600 is a lot of people. Hats off to the supporters.

  • Comment 3, posted at 31.05.08 23:41:34 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply
  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 2) :

    I agree with you, would far prefer Bath to have been there! Was there on the day and Wasps definitely were the better team. Dayglo received a huge standing ovation.

  • Comment 4, posted at 02.06.08 12:07:50 by Superwors Reply
  • Dayglo has apparently played 7 finals(Premiership, Heineken & EDF) at Twickers and been on the winning side in all seven.

  • Comment 5, posted at 02.06.08 12:24:11 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply
  • He won everything an English rugby player could ever hope to. Don’t smaak him much, but a great.

  • Comment 6, posted at 02.06.08 12:25:19 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply
  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 6) :

    I also don’t have much affection for the guy but you can’t deny the fact that he’s one of the most successful players of all time (from either Hemisphere) having won several 6 Nations trophies including Grand Slams, was part of the winning Lions Tour in SA, won the World Cup and 7’s World Cup (’93 I think) and has taken every trophy of value domestically and in Europe.

  • Comment 7, posted at 02.06.08 12:38:25 by Superwors Reply

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