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Gloucester

  • Cook (2), Knight, Kalamafoni,
    Penalty goals: Burns (2),
    Conversions: Burns (2),
30 - 32

Wasps

  • Wade (2), Hughes, Thompson,
    Penalty goals: Goode (2),
    Conversions: Goode (3),

Aviva Premiership: London Wasps win thriller at Gloucester

Last updated: 2nd November 2013   Subscribe to RSS Feed

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Nathan Hughes scores for London Wasps

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Christian Wade scoots in to score

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England winger Christian Wade scored two tries as London Wasps grabbed a bonus point in winning a thrilling contest at Gloucester 32-30.

Nathan Hughes and Guy Thompson also scored for Wasps as they claimed their first win at Kingsholm since 2009.

But Gloucester had the consolation of two bonus points thanks to tries from Shaun Knight, Sione Kalamafoni and two scores from Rob Cook.

Wasps dominated the opening stages and Wade demonstrated his lightning pace as he gathered the ball on halfway, before seeing off the challenge of Cook to touch down from 50 metres out.

Andy Goode slotted the extras and the visitors were further ahead soon after as Hughes executed a one on one on the blind-side after a poor scrum by Gloucester in their own 22.

Goode kicked the conversion once again before a Freddie Burns penalty finally got Gloucester on the scoreboard.

The Cherry and Whites grew in confidence and they reduced Wasps' lead to just four points with a bizarre try, as Knight touched down after an outrageous flick from the boot of Andy Hazell.

Burns added the conversion before Goode kicked a penalty minutes before the break to give Wasps a seven-point lead.

Trundled over

Gloucester flew out of the blocks in the second half and they scored with a move straight from the training ground as Kalamafoni trundled over the try-line from a smart lineout move.

Centre Ryan Mills thought he had put Gloucester in front as he fought off the tackle of Carlo Festuccia to barge up to the try-line, but the TMO ruled that he failed to ground the ball.

Burns and Goode traded penalty kicks as the game ticked into the final quarter and Wasps clung on to their two point advantage.

England fly-half Burns then rattled the posts with a penalty attempt eight minutes from time but Gloucester were alert to the rebound and Cook crossed over the whitewash to put the hosts back in front.

But Wasps regained the lead almost immediately from the restart as replacement Jimmy Cowan fumbled the ball to allow Thompson to run in his side's third try.

Goode nailed the conversion and Wasps finally closed the game out as Wade evaded a number of tackles to touch down for his second try of the match, securing a vital bonus point for the visitors.

Cook had the final say as he touched down with the final play of the match, a bonus-point try which Burns duly converted.

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