Worcester 35-54 Wasps: Christian Wade scores six as Wasps win - Ruck

Worcester 35-54 Wasps: Christian Wade scores six as Wasps win

  • Christian Wade equalled the Premiership record for most tries in a game as he scored six as Wasps overcame Worcester
  • England winger Wade scored four tries in the first half before adding two more from interceptions in the second
  • Worcester scored six tries of their own in a game which totalled 14 at Sixways
Six tries from Christian Wade helped Wasps seal a spot in the play-offs after beating Premiership strugglers Worcester.

The six-try tally sees him equal Ryan Constable’s record haul for Saracens against Bedford in 2000.

Wade now has 11 tries in the Premiership this season and is two behind Thomas Waldrom at the top of the league’s try-scoring charts.

Despite the home side scoring six tries themselves, a total of eight scored by visitors Wasps saw them seal a 54-35 victory at Sixways.

Wade’s tries were added to by Frank Halai and Alex Lozowski, while Cooper Vuna, GJ van Velze, Francois Hougaard, Bryce Heem, Carl Kirwan and Andy Symons secured Worcester a bonus point.

A poor performance from the tee for Warriors’ Tom Heathcote made it difficult to keep in touch with Wasps

Wasps: Christian Wade

Wasps: 15 Charles Piutau, 14 Christian Wade, 13 Elliot Daly, 12 Siale Piutau, 11 Frank Halai, 10 Jimmy Gopperth, 9 Dan Robson, 8 Nathan Hughes, 7 George Smith, 6 James Haskell (c), 5 Kearnan Myall, 4 Joe Launchbury, 3 Jake Cooper-Woolley, 2 Carlo Festuccia, 1 Matt Mullan
Replacements: 16 Ashley Johnson, 17 Simon McIntyre, 18 Lorenzo Cittadini, 19 Bradley Davies, 20 Thomas Young, 21 Joe Simpson, 22 Ruaridh Jackson, 23 Rob Miller

Exeter: 15 Lachie Turner, 14 Jack Nowell, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Ian Whitten, 11 Olly Woodburn, 10 Gareth Steenson (c), 9 Will Chudley, 8 Thomas Waldrom, 7 Julian Salvi, 6 Don Armand, 5 Geoff Parling, 4 Mitch Lees, 3 Moray Low, 2 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 1 Ben Moon
Replacements: 16 Jack Yeandle, 17 Alec Hepburn, 18 Harry Williams, 19 Damian Welch, 20 Dave Ewers, 21 Dave Lewis, 22 Michele Campagnaro, 23 James Short

Date: Saturday, April 9
Venue: Ricoh Arena
Kick-off: 15:15 BST (14:15 GMT)
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Assistant Referees: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland), Tual Trainini (France)
TMO: Simon McDowell (Ireland)


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