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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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|Friday 6th March|
|19:45||Bath vs Sale Sharks|
|Saturday 7th March|
|15:00||Exeter vs London Welsh|
|15:00||Harlequins vs London Irish|
|15:15||Gloucester vs Northampton|
|Sunday 8th March|
|14:00||Wasps vs Saracens|
|15:00||Newcastle Falcons vs Leicester Tigers|
|Friday 27th March|
|19:45||Northampton vs Wasps|
|Saturday 28th March|
|15:00||London Irish vs Newcastle|
|15:00||Leicester vs Exeter|
|15:15||Saracens vs Harlequins|
|Sunday 29th March|
|14:00||Sale vs Gloucester|
|14:30||London Welsh vs Bath|
|Friday 10th April|
|19:45||Newcastle vs Bath|
|Saturday 11th April|
|15:00||Harlequins vs Gloucester|
|15:15||Saracens vs Leicester|
|Sunday 12th April|
|14:00||Exeter vs Northampton|
|14:30||London Welsh vs Wasps|
|15:00||London Irish vs Sale|
|Saturday 25th April|
|14:00||Sale vs Harlequins|
|15:00||Gloucester vs Newcastle|
|15:00||Bath vs London Irish|
|15:00||Northampton vs Saracens|
|15:00||Leicester vs London Welsh|
|Sunday 26th April|
|14:00||Wasps vs Exeter|
|Saturday 9th May|
|14:00||Sale vs Newcastle|
|Sunday 1st March|
|Wasps 32 - 21 Gloucester|
|Saturday 28th February|
|Exeter 16 - 6 Bath|
|Saracens 22 - 17 Newcastle Falcons|
|Leicester Tigers 28 - 8 Sale Sharks|
|London Welsh 12 - 50 London Irish|
|Friday 27th February|
|Northampton 17 - 13 Harlequins|
|Sunday 22nd February|
|London Irish 6 - 12 Leicester Tigers|
|Saturday 21st February|
|Bath 13 - 21 Northampton|
|Harlequins 21 - 32 Exeter|
|Gloucester 48 - 10 London Welsh|
|Sale Sharks 14 - 10 Saracens|
|Friday 20th February|
|Newcastle 23 - 23 Wasps|
|Sunday 15th February|
|Wasps 37 - 6 Harlequins|
|London Welsh 12 - 52 Sale|
|Saracens 34 - 24 Bath|
|Saturday 14th February|
|Exeter 46 - 17 Newcastle|
|Friday 13th February|
|Leicester 18 - 15 Gloucester|
|Northampton 15 - 9 London Irish|
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