Singha Premiership Rugby 7s: Wasps lift the silverware after terrific day of rugby
Wasps triumph in the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s final at the Ricoh Arena
The hosts overcame Exeter Chiefs 31-28 after a long day of exhilarating rugby action
Cardiff Blues won the Plate final, overcoming Harlequins 28-22
Tom Cruse was the hero for Wasps, as his last-gasp score ensured the hosts overcame Exeter Chiefs in the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s trophy.
Tries from Guy Thompson and Frank Halai had initially given Wasps a commanding 12-0 lead but two converted tries from Max Bodilly meant it was Exeter who led narrowly at the break, 14-12.
Tom Howe chipped through and collected to put Wasps back in front but their lead didn’t last long as Sam Simmonds broke away with an instant reply, 21-17.
England international Christian Wade was on hand to ensure the home fans went home happy as he danced his way through to give Wasps the lead, 21-24.
Chiefs thought they’d won it when Bodilly completed his hat-trick but with only seconds left to play Tom Cruse scored the decisive try, 28-31.
To reach the final, Wasps won a tight quarter-final 24-19 against Harlequins at the death thanks to a Tom Howe try with the last play of the game. The hosts then won their semi-final 24-14 against Ospreys with tries from Guy Thompson, Frank Halai, Christian Wade and Tom Howe.
Exeter Chiefs 38 (Simmonds, Mason, Jess 3, Landry)
Northampton Saints 12 (Emery, Dix)
Wasps 24 (Wade, Bassett 2, Howe)
Harlequins 19 (Hirskyj-Douglas, Cowell, Mikalcius)
Newcastle Falcons 17 (Catterick, Radwan, Ffitch)
Ospreys 28 (Williams 2, O’Flaherty, Phillips)
Cardiff Blues 40 (Jenkins, Davies, Beale, Thomas, Lewis, Tomlinson)
Northampton Saints 10 (Lozias, Kingham)
Harlequins 45 (Mikalcius, Ibitoye 3, Waters 2, Smith)
Newcastle Falcons 21 (Marshall, Radwan 2)
Sale Sharks 21 (T Curry, Odogwu, Scott)
Exeter Chiefs 26 (Simmonds 2, Hendrickson, Cully)
Wasps 24 (Thompson, Halai, Howe, Wade)
Ospreys 14 (O’Flaherty 2)
Saracens 29 (Mackinder 2, Okemba, Vistisen 2)
Bristol Rugby 7 (Vaughan Fowler)
Cardiff Blues 28 (Davies, Beale 2, Jones)
Harlequins 22 (Hirskyj-Douglas, Lamb-Cona, Mikalcius 2)
Exeter Chiefs 28 (Bodilly 3, Simmonds)
Wasps 31 (Thompson, Halai, Howe, Wade, Cruse)