Wasps 38-12 London Irish: Dai Youngs men run in six tries to thrash relegated Exiles
Wasps ended their season in style with a 38-12 smashing of already-relegated London Irish
Tries from Thomas Young, Charles Piutau and Christian Wade gave the hosts a 21-7 lead at the break
Second-half scores by Dan Robson, Josh Bassett and Ashley Johnson completed the victory
Wasps ran in six tries to thrash relegated London Irish, but victory is not enough to earn them a home semi-final in the Premiership play-offs.
Despite a positive start from Irish where Johnny Williams’ try gave them a 7-6 advantage, touchdowns via Thomas Young, Charles Piutau and Christian Wade opened up a 21-7 lead for the Coventry outfit at the break.
The Exiles managed to reduce the deficit through Alex Lewington in the second half but scores by Dan Robson, Josh Bassett and Ashley Johnson completed the victory.
Wasps next return to Sandy Park, where they were defeated only a week ago, for their play-off semi-final against Exeter Chiefs in a fortnights time.
MAN OF THE MATCH
Man of the Match: Charles Piutau
Wasps: 15 Charles Piutau, 14 Christian Wade, 13 Elliot Daly, 12 Siale Piutau, 11 Josh Bassett, 10 Ruaridh Jackson, 9 Joe Simpson, 8 Nathan Hughes, 7 Thomas Young, 6 James Haskell (c), 5 Bradley Davies, 4 Joe Launchbury, 3 Lorenzo Cittadini, 2 Ashley Johnson, 1 Matt Mullan
Replacements: 16 Edd Shervington, 17 Tom Bristow, 18 Phil Swainston, 19 Will Rowlands, 20 Sam Jones, 21 Dan Robson, 22 Jimmy Gopperth, 23 Rob Miller
London Irish: 15 Greig Tonks, 14 Alex Lewington, 13 Fergus Mulchrone, 12 Johnny Williams, 11 Aseli Tikoirotuma, 10 Theo Brophy Clews, 9 Brendan McKibbin, 8 Ofisa Treviranus, 7 Joe Trayfoot, 6 Luke Narraway (c), 5 Matt Symons, 4 Elliott Stooke, 3 Ben Franks, 2 David Paice, 1 Johnny Harris
Replacements: 16 Tom Cruse, 17 Leo Halavatau, 18 Richard Palframan, 19 Jebb Sinclair, 20 Rob McCusker, 21 Darren Allinson, 22 Chris Noakes, 23 Ciaran Hearn
Date: Saturday, May 7
Venue: Ricoh Arena
Kick-off: 15:30 BST (14:30 GMT)
Referee: Thomas Foley
Assistant Referees: Greg Garner, Kevin Stewart
TMO: Stuart Terheege