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Wasps ease past Italians
London Wasps ran in nine tries during a 55-0 demolition of Benetton Treviso in Pool One of the Heineken Cup.
Josh Lewsey, Tom Rees and Tom Voyce all contributed a brace at the Causeway Stadium, while there was one try each for Raphael Ibanez, Paul Sackey and Danny Cipriani.
The 2004 champions entered the match needing a heavy win to enhance their hopes of making it out of a tight Pool, that also includes French sides Castres and Perpignan.
They were more than up to the task, producing some incisive rugby from the start, with 19-year-old centre Dominic Waldouck earning the man-of-the-match award with an inventive display on debut.
Wasps secured the four-try bonus point within the opening half-hour as the visitors paid the price for some weak tackling.
French hooker Ibanez crashed over for the opener in the third minute, before Waldouck took centre stage.
He chipped ahead to create a try for midfield partner Lewsey, and then Rees went in under the posts following some slick handling from the teenager.
Lewsey secured the bonus point on the half-hour with his second but then limped off due to a calf injury, replaced by England Under 19 star Cipriani.
Winger Voyce added the fifth try, three of which were converted by Mark van Gisbergen for a 31-0 half-time lead.
It was more one-way traffic after the break, England winger Sackey going 70 metres on his own for a 42nd-minute try.
Rees and Voyce both added their second tries - the openside flanker producing a pacy burst that carried him to the line from 50 metres out.
Waldouck rounded off proceedings by sending in Cipriani for the ninth try in the 70th minute.
The result keeps Wasps' hopes of making the knockout stage alive, with Castres' 36-28 win over Perpignan on Saturday also working out in their favour.
Ian McGeechan's men travel to Italy next Saturday [Dec16] for the return against Treviso where another bonus-point win will leave them needing victories during their January fixtures against the two French sides to be sure of progressing.
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|Friday 17th October|
|European Rugby Champions Cup|
|19:45||Harlequins vs Castres|
|Saturday 18th October|
|13:00||Sale vs Munster|
|15:15||Saracens vs Clermont Auvergne|
|19:45||Leicester vs Ulster|
|15:15||Glasgow vs Bath|
|17:15||Racing Metro 92 vs Northampton|
|Sunday 19th October|
|17:15||Leinster vs Wasps|
|15:15||Toulon vs Scarlets|
|13:00||Toulouse vs Montpellier|
|13:00||Ospreys vs Benetton Treviso|
|Friday 24th October|
|19:45||Munster vs Saracens|
|Saturday 25th October|
|13:00||Ulster vs Toulon|
|19:45||Scarlets vs Leicester|
|15:15||Bath vs Toulouse|
|17:15||Montpellier vs Glasgow|
|17:15||Northampton vs Ospreys|
|Sunday 26th October|
|13:00||Clermont Auvergne vs Sale|
|15:00||Castres vs Leinster|
|17:15||Wasps vs Harlequins|
|17:15||Benetton Treviso vs Racing Metro 92|
|Saturday 6th December|
|TBC||Munster vs Clermont Auvergne|
|TBC||Sale vs Saracens|
|TBC||Castres vs Wasps|
|TBC||Harlequins vs Leinster|
|TBC||Ulster vs Scarlets|
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