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Wasps wings earn Christian Wade and Tom Varndell coaches' praise

Last updated: 28th October 2012  

Wasps wings earn Christian Wade and Tom Varndell coaches' praise

England contender Christian Wade scores a try against London Welsh

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Wasps wingers Christian Wade and Tom Varndell earned the praise of both coaches after they scored two tries each in the 29-19 win over London Welsh.

Wasps wingers Christian Wade and Tom Varndell earned the praise of both coaches after they scored two tries each in the 29-19 win over London Welsh.

Youngster Wade will once again have impressed the England selectors, and Varndell gave a reminder of his class.

"Our wings were the major difference between the two sides," Wasps director of rugby Dai Young said.

"Christian was outstanding and Tom wasn't far behind. Christian must be in the frame for England, he is in the Saxons set-up but England are blessed with some high-quality wings and he must carry on the way he is playing to continue to impress them."

Exiles coach Lyn Jones, who saw his side cross through Phil Mackenzie and Stranck Montanella in the second half, agreed with his counterpart's assessment.

"Their back three was the difference in the game," he said. "They were hugely influential - when they had 50-50 opportunities they took them all."

Jones was disappointed not to at least take a bonus point from the match, a last-minute penalty from Lee Thomas denying them that consolation

"The mood in the dressing room is one of disappointment, we threw away a bonus point at the end and they are much sought after," he said.

"The first 20 minutes we went 8-0 down with some poor decision making and we need to be a lot tighter early on. We made too many unforced errors and it loses us points and yards in the Premiership.

"However we were competitive and it was a big effort from our players who all gave 100%."

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