Social media blows up at ‘bias ref’ after Wasps beat Bristol Bears

Scrum-half Dan Robson scored a very controversial and sneaky try as Wasps smashed Worcester 47-24 to reach the 2019/20 Gallagher Premiership final.

The try, which caught everyone off guard, had the referee have his back to the attacker while speaking to the defence.

A lot of fans on social media were baffled that the try stood with the referee the target of most the criticism.

But wasps legend Andy Goode was on hand to put them in their place.


Wasps will now face the winner of Saturday’s second semi-final between Premiership table-toppers Exeter and fourth-placed Bath at Twickenham on Saturday, 24 October.

All Black Malakai Fekitoa’s try and and two Jimmy Gopperth penalties put Wasps 13-0 ahead before Aussie speedst Luke Morahan’s try for Bristol.

Another Gopperth penalty and a try from the impressive Jack Willis saw Wasps have an 18-point lead at half-time.

Harry Thacker got a try back but Dan Robson, Zach Kibirige and Matteo Minozzi saw off Bristol, before Harry Randall and Max Malins went over for late consolation tries.

Wasps: 15 Matteo Minozzi, 14 Zach Kibirige, 13 Malakai Fekitoa, 12 Jimmy Gopperth, 11 Josh Bassett, 10 Jacob Umaga, 9 Dan Robson, 8 Brad Shields, 7 Thomas Young, 6 Jack Willis, 5 Will Rowlands, 4 Joe Launchbury (c), 3 Kieran Brookes, 2 Tommy Taylor, 1 Simon McIntyre
Replacements: 16 Gabriel Oghre, 17 Tom West, 18 Biyi Alo, 19 James Gaskell, 20 Alfie Barbeary, 21 Tom Willis, 22 Ben Vellacott, 23 Michael Le Bourgeois

Bristol Bears: 15 Max Malins, 14 Luke Morahan, 13 Semi Radradra, 12 Siale Piutau, 11 Piers O’Conor, 10 Callum Sheedy, 9 Andy Uren, 8 Nathan Hughes, 7 Ben Earl, 6 Steven Luatua (c), 5 Chris Vui, 4 Joe Joyce, 3 John Afoa, 2 Harry Thacker, 1 Jake Woolmore
Replacements: 16 George Kloska, 17 Yann Thomas, 18 Kyle Sinckler, 19 Ed Holmes, 20 Dan Thomas, 21 Harry Randall, 22 Sam Bedlow, 23 Alapati Leiua


5 people who should avoid reading Joe Marler’s new autobiography

1. Joe Launchbury

The England ptop, in his section on teammates nicknames, reveals an uncomplimentary one given to the Wasps captain during England duty.

Due to him forever knocking everything over with his backside, the biggest in world rugby, Marler joked ‘your ass is like a permanent slosh bucket.’

Long story short, he hated it but is still known as ‘Slosh’ or ‘Slosh bucket’ to this day in England training/

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