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Match Report: Wasps 32 Leicester Tigers 25

02 Dec 2017
Match Report: Wasps 32 Leicester Tigers 25

Kearnan Myall popped up at the death to earn Wasps a 32-25 win over Leicester Tigers in an Aviva Premiership Rugby thriller at the Ricoh Arena.

With the teams level heading into the final seconds, Myall showed all his strength to burst through a gap and over – giving Wasps the bonus point and a fifth straight win over Tigers in the process.

It was Leicester who had flown out of the blocks and were almost over in the first minute, eventually having to settle for three points from George Ford after home side infringed.

They stretched their lead when skipper Tom Youngs crossed after a long period of Tigers dominance and it seemed the visitors might be taking control.

However, Wasps have shown under Dai Young that they can score and quickly, and they turned the game on its head before half-time with Danny Cipriani pulling the strings on his return to the starting line-up. First Nizaam Carr finished off a sweeping move after he took a beautiful delayed pop pass by Dan Robson, who then went over for the second.

Elliot Daly added a further penalty on the stroke of half-time to give Wasps a 17-10 lead but Leicester fought back with two tries from former Wasps winger Jonah Holmes, the first set up by Valentino Mapapalangi, the second and intercept.

Wasps hit straight back, first with a penalty from Gopperth, followed by a brilliant try from  Daly in the corner after working the overlap to reclaim the lead at 25-22.

Still Leicester kept coming though, with Holmes almost completing his hat-trick, only to be denied on the line by Robson’s steal.

Tigers were not done though and another Ford penalty levelled the game with ten minutes to go before Myall’s late intervention.