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Thursday, January 27, 2011

David Lemi and Wasps snatch late win over Toulouse

David Lemi and Wasps snatch late win over Toulouse

In probably the most dramatic finish of the round, Wasps scored a late try to beat Toulouse 21-16 in their Pool 6 Heineken Cup meeting at Adams Park on the weekend. Wasps were already out of the tournament, but the loss for Toulouse means an away quarter final.

This is the same game that we showed a clip from earlier in the week, when Florian Fritz was red carded for his tackle on Tom Varndell. Fritz raised his finger to the crowd while leaving the pitch, and is set to appear before a disciplinary commission on February 3.

He is suspended from all competitions until his hearing, ruling him out of Top 14 games.

It was a disappointing afternoon all round for Toulouse, who thought they had done enough after fighting back to be at 16-16 with time almost up. A moment of brilliance from Joe Simpson and a determined chase by David Lemi changed all that.

The late try meant a win for Wasps, and denied Toulouse their home quarter final, so they now travel to face Biarritz, in what should be a far more daunting prospect.

"Today we showed Wasps' true fighting spirit and we made quite a big point of Toulouse having never beaten Wasps in England. That was a point of pride for us," said Shaun Edwards.


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