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- Aviva Premiership
- 19th Apr 2014
- KO 15:15
- Ground: Twickenham
- Att: 38,294
Aviva Premiership: Future looks bright for London Wasps
We couldn't have dreamt of staging a day like this over the last two seasons. We're back staging big games and big events, showing how far we've come off the field over the last 10 months.
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Dai Young declared Wasps had emerged from the "dark days" after staging their Aviva Premiership clash with Gloucester at Twickenham.
A crowd of 38,296 watched James Haskell run in two tries and Tom Varndell, Elliot Daly and Ashley Johnson also cross in a 38-30 victory.
The win, combined with Exeter's 55-12 rout by Sale, means Wasps replace the Chiefs in seventh place to improve their chances of securing the play-off route into next season's European Champions Cup.
Two seasons ago the four-times Premiership champions almost entered administration, but Young hailed their return to Twickenham as a defining moment that marks the conclusion of a trouble period in their history.
"I said to the players that this was a celebration for us coming out of the dark days, not totally on the pitch but certainly off the pitch," the director of rugby said.
"We couldn't have dreamt of staging a day like this over the last two seasons.
"We're back staging big games and big events, showing how far we've come off the field over the last 10 months.
"I was pleased with the crowd, which is a massive achievement for a first up. It sends a message that we're out of the dark days and can plan things now.
"We're in a much better position as a club and the future is exciting."
AS for the game, Young added: "We scored five tries and gave them two. We were very good in patches but very loose in patches as well.
Pack stood up
"We probably won that game four times over and the score flattered them. We made harder work of it than we needed to. At critical moments of that game, our pack really stood up.
"Nathan Hughes was outstanding, Ashley doesn't know how to play poorly and was a bundle of energy. James Haskell was very good, but I'm sure he'll tell you that himself.
"There were two England squad players in Gloucester's back row, but our back row totally outplayed them
"I said to the players this is not an exhibition game because we were certainly buying into the party.
"We were trying things that weren't on and created our own downfall."
Gloucester's challenge for the European play-off is all but over with a seven-point gap having opened up on Wasps. Director of rugby Nigel Davies remained upbeat despite the result.
"Our first up tackles and the line-out cost us the game. We gave away a very soft try before half-time. We didn't take our opportunities," Davies said.
"We played with good intent and it's frustrating that first up tackles weren't made, but Wasps have some big ball carriers.
"If we hadn't given two very sloppy tries away, things would have been decent. I'm disappointed, but we played some good rugby at times."
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|Sunday 21st December|
|14:00||Wasps vs London Irish|
|Friday 26th December|
|15:00||London Irish vs London Welsh|
|Saturday 27th December|
|14:00||Bath vs Exeter|
|14:00||Sale vs Leicester|
|15:00||Newcastle vs Saracens|
|16:30||Harlequins vs Northampton|
|Sunday 28th December|
|14:30||Gloucester vs Wasps|
|Friday 2nd January|
|19:45||Northampton vs Newcastle Falcons|
|Saturday 3rd January|
|14:00||Saracens vs London Irish|
|16:30||Exeter vs Gloucester|
|Sunday 4th January|
|14:00||Wasps vs Sale|
|14:00||Leicester Tigers vs Bath|
|14:30||London Welsh vs Harlequins|
|Friday 9th January|
|19:45||Gloucester vs Saracens|
|Saturday 10th January|
|14:00||Sale vs Northampton|
|15:00||Bath vs Wasps|
|15:15||Harlequins vs Leicester Tigers|
|Sunday 11th January|
|14:00||Newcastle Falcons vs London Welsh|
|15:00||London Irish vs Exeter|
|Saturday 14th February|
|15:00||Leicester vs Gloucester|
|15:00||Northampton vs London Irish|
|15:00||Exeter vs Newcastle|
|Sunday 15th February|
|14:00||Wasps vs Harlequins|
|14:30||London Welsh vs Sale|
|15:00||Saracens vs Bath|
|Saturday 20th December|
|Gloucester 16 - 39 Bath|
|Northampton 23 - 19 Leicester Tigers|
|Saracens 78 - 7 London Welsh|
|Harlequins 15 - 7 Newcastle Falcons|
|Friday 19th December|
|Sale Sharks 18 - 11 Exeter|
|Sunday 30th November|
|Newcastle Falcons 13 - 18 Sale Sharks|
|London Welsh 14 - 43 Northampton|
|London Irish 9 - 21 Gloucester|
|Saturday 29th November|
|Exeter 27 - 19 Saracens|
|Leicester Tigers 18 - 16 Wasps|
|Friday 28th November|
|Bath 25 - 6 Harlequins|
|Sunday 23rd November|
|London Welsh 5 - 26 Leicester Tigers|
|Saracens 24 - 31 Northampton|
|Saturday 22nd November|
|London Irish 23 - 33 Bath|
|Exeter 31 - 15 Wasps|
|Friday 21st November|
|Newcastle Falcons 20 - 10 Gloucester|
|Harlequins 12 - 16 Sale Sharks|
|Sunday 16th November|
|Wasps 71 - 7 London Welsh|
|Leicester Tigers 21 - 21 Saracens|
|Saturday 15th November|
|Bath 23 - 14 Newcastle Falcons|
|Sale Sharks 36 - 8 London Irish|
|Friday 14th November|
|Gloucester 15 - 22 Harlequins|
|Northampton 18 - 24 Exeter|
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