Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Theres been a six week break in the Guinness Premiership, but action got back under way this weekend as last years finalists, Wasps and Leicester, met in a fiery Adams Park clash on Sunday.
The match ended 36-29 to Wasps in their first home victory over their rivals since 2002. They were unable to secure the bonus point though, and let in two late tries which meant Leicester left with two points themselves.
As always, when these two meet theres no love lost, as was seen when Samoans Daniel Leo and Alesana Tuilagi got to grips in the 28th minute of the match.
It kicked off from practically nothing, but resulted in both players falling over the advertising boards as they exchanged punches, with Leo receiving a nasty gash below his eye. Both players were handed yellow cards.
Less than a minute after play resumed, we saw another south sea islander, Seru Rabeni, put in a massive hit on young Wasps center Dominic Waldouck.
The hit looked spectacular to say the least, and in real time led the commentators to believe it was worthy of a red. But upon seeing the replays, it was perhaps only marginally late, and nothing more.
Common sense prevailed thankfully as the hard hitting Fijian Rabeni was given a talking to, and nothing more.
IN RELATED NEWS:
Wasps have confirmed that the England trio of James Haskell, Riki Flutey and Tom Palmer will leave the club at the end of the season to play in France.
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