Match Report: Toulouse 20-20 Wasps – Nathan Hughes late try rescues draw

  • Jimmy Gopperth kicked a last-gasp conversion to rescue a 20-20 draw against Toulouse
  • The first half ended 6-6 courtesy of two penalties apiece
  • Gael Fickou’s try seemed to have sealed the win but Nathan Hughes went over before Gopperth rescued the draw
A late Nathan Hughes try gave Wasps a 20-20 draw with Toulouse Stade Ernest Wallon in the Champions Cup on Sunday.

Gopperth and Bézy both converted two simple penalties in a slow-burning first half, seeing the sides go in to the break at six points apiece.

The hosts were able to take control after the restart though Census Johnston’s try, before Bassett’s converted score once again leveled things.

Gael Fikou’s try came soon after and sempt to have won it for the hosts before Nathan Hughes powered his way over for Wasps late on with Gopperth converting.

LINE UPS

Toulouse: 15 Maxime Médard, 14 Yoann Huget, 13 Gael Fickou, 12 Yann David, 11 Paul Perez, 10 Toby Flood, 9 Sébastien Bézy, 8 Carl Axtens, 7 Thierry Dusautoir, 6 Francois Cros, 5 Joe Tekori, 4 Yoann Maestri, 3 Dorian Aldegheri, 2 Christopher Tolofua, 1 Cyril Baille
Replacements: 16 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 17 Gurthro Steenkamp, 18 Census Johnston, 19 Gregory Lamboley, 20 Piula Faasalele, 21 Jean-Marc Doussain, 22 Florian Fritz, 23 Kunatani Kunabuli

Wasps: 15 Jimmy Gopperth, 14 Christian Wade, 13 Elliot Daly, 12 Kyle Eastmond, 11 Josh Bassett, 10 Danny Cipriani, 9 Dan Robson, 8 Nathan Hughes, 7 Thomas Young, 6 Ashley Johnson, 5 Matt Symons, 4 Joe Launchbury (c), 3 Jake Cooper-Woolley, 2 Tommy Taylor, 1 Matt Mullan
Replacements: 16 Tom Cruse, 17 Tom Bristow, 18 Marty Moore, 19 Kearnan Myall, 20 Guy Thompson, 21 Joe Simpson, 22 Rob Miller, 23 Alapati Leiua


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