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Saturday, May 31, 2008

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Guinness Premiership Final preview - Wasps vs Leicester

It will be a world record club attendance when London Wasps face off against Leicester Tigers in the Guinness Premiership Final at Twickenham. It has been a long, gruelling road for both teams but they'll have no doubt recovered from their respective semi-final clashes a fortnight ago and will be prepared for one final showdown.

The battle-hardened World Cup winner, Lawrence Dallagio will play his 399th game for London Wasps, leading a typically robust forward pack including James Haskell and Phil Vickery. There was some shuffling in the back line to be done for Wasps as Riki Flutey shifts to stand-off (following the Danny Cipiani injury) and Josh Lewsey steps up to the wing while Mark van Gisbergen gets a start at fullback.

It's an all-international set of backs for Leicester who will look to Andy Goode and All Black Aaron Mauger to be the generals. Englishmen Harry Ellis, Dan Hipkiss, and Tom Varndell, Samoan Alesana Tuilagi and Irishman Geordan Murphy, complete the Tigers back line. It's the same back line (and forward pack) that took Leicester Tigers into the final, but will it be enough to shut down Dallagio and his Wasps?

No doubt, it will be a war of attrition and perhaps even another last minute drop goal is on the cards? Whatever the fate of the Premiership Trophy is, it is sure to be a matter of inches separating the two sides.

This short clip is a bit of a build up for the game, and features a few of the better moments from this season that helped both sides get to this point.


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