Wasps 17-14 Toulouse: Dan Robson keeps Wasps hopes alive
Last Updated: 15/01/17 9:59am
A last minute try from Dan Robson gave Wasps a 17-14 win over Toulouse in their Champions Cup clash on Saturday.
The win keeps Wasps on course for the play-offs with one game to go when they head to Italy to take on Zebre.
Connacht top Pool 2 after their 66-21 demolition of Zebre earlier on Saturday but must win in Toulouse next Sunday if they are to make the Champions Cup play-offs for the first time.
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Both Wasps and Toulouse played their part in an highly entertaining match where nerves certainly showed in the first half.
Both sides had chances to score with Wasps butchering two early chances at tries, while Toulouse fly-half Jean-Marc Doussain missed two easy penalties.
However, Jimmy Gopperth succeeded where Doussain had failed by landing the first points of the afternoon and the half ended with Wasps 3-0 up.
Simpson was replaced early in the second half by Robson due to a wrist injury as Toulouse began to apply the pressure at the set-piece.
The visitors were soon on the scoreboard as Thierry Dusautoir muscled his way upfield, before giant hooker Christopher Tolofua produced a clever off-load and on hand to force his way over was Yoann Huget.
Wasps suffered a further setback when diminutive wing Christian Wade was sin-binned for lifting Francois Cros above the horizontal, an achievement in itself given the size of the French back row.
The match was finely poised and it was Wasps who landed the next telling blow through the footwork of Daly, who stepped into the gap between two forwards and cantered home from close to the half way line with no last line of defence to beat.
Toulouse wilted in the final quarter when the rivals met in round two but showed no signs of throwing in the towel at the Ricoh Arena and they responded magnificently to leaking the touch down.
A maul arrowed its way upfield until replacement prop Vasil Kakovin peeled off and drove over the line only for Danny Cipriani to snatch the ball from his grasp before he could touch down.
Lacey penalised Cipriani and awarded the penalty try but Wasps had the last words through the smarts of Robson.
Trailing 14-10 with 58 seconds left on the clock, he capitalised on his opponents' temporary loss of focus by taking a quick penalty five yards out and diving over.