Wasps edge Warriors
PREMIERSHIP REPORT: A late Dan Robson try saw Wasps edge Worcester Warriors 30-26 at Sixways to claim their third Premiership victory of the season.
Duncan Weir scored 16 of Warriors’ points as he opened the scoring with a long-range penalty before Jimmy Gopperth crossed in the corner to make it 5-3 to Wasps.
Weir kicked Worcester in front on 33 minutes before converting Marco Mama’s close-range score on the stroke of half-time to move his side 13-5 ahead.
Billy Searle closed the gap with two penalties before Warriors responded with another three-pointer from Weir on 54 minutes.
Zach Kibirige collected Gopperth’s cross-field kick to touch down for Wasps’ second try to level the scores at 16-16 on the hour mark.
Weir dispatched his fourth penalty before Jack Willis crashed over with Searle converting to give the visitors the lead.
Warriors hit back a try from Ollie Lawrence which Weir converted but Robson went over on 71 minutes and Searle added the extras to seal a bonus-point win.
For Worcester Warriors:
Tries: Mama, Lawrence
Cons: Weir 2
Pens: Weir 4
Tries: Gopperth, Kibirige, Willis, Robson
Cons: Searle 2
Pens: Searle 2
Worcester Warriors: 15 Jamie Shillcock, 14 Perry Humphreys, 13 Ollie Lawrence, 12 Ashley Beck, 11 Tom Howe, 10 Duncan Weir, 9 Michael Heaney, 8 Cornell du Preez, 7 Sam Lewis, 6 Marco Mama, 5 Graham Kitchener, 4 Anton Bresler, 3 Nick Schonert, 2 Matt Moulds (captain), 1 Ethan Waller.
Replacements: 16 Joe Taufete’e, 17 Ryan Bower, 18 Richard Palframan, 19 GJ van Velze, 20 Tom Dodd, 21 Jono Kitto, 22 Jono Lance, 23 Francois Venter.
Wasps: 15 Matteo Minozzi, 14 Zach Kibirige, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Jimmy Gopperth, 11 Josh Bassett, 10 Billy Searle, 9 Dan Robson (co-captain), 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Thomas Young (co-captain), 6 Jack Willis, 5 James Gaskell, 4 Will Rowlands, 3 Kieran Brookes, 2 Tommy Taylor, 1 Simon McIntyre.
Replacements: 16 Gabriel Oghre, 17 Ben Harris, 18 Biyi Alo, 19 Thibaud Flament, 20 Sione Vailanu, 21 Sam Wolstenholme, 22 Michael Le Bourgeois, 23 Rob Miller.
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
Assistant Referees: Adam Leal & Neil Chivers.
TMO: Claire Hodnett.