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Sunday 26th October 17:15 GMT

 

Wasps and Harlequins face one another in an all Premiership Pool 2 European Rugby Champions Cup contest on Sunday at Adams Park.The two sides had contrasting results last weekend in the opening round of fixtures, and yet would have had contrasting emotions from the outcome of those two fixtures.Quins opened the Pool with a Friday night matchup against Castres from the Top 14. Against a side with the poorest away record in France's top division, and who are languishing in 13th position, Quins might have expected a comfortable evenings work, and quite possibly a try-scoring bonus point to boot.

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However, they found themselves outplayed and out muscled over the first 40 minutes of the game, and they owed much to the accurate boot of Nick Evans, who kicked 20 points from seven successful kicks. from seven attempts, as they eased home in the final 20 minutes by 25-9.London Wasps meanwhile travelled to the RDS on Sunday to face defending Guinness PRO12 Champions, and three time champions of Europe, Leinster. A match played in driving rain and a fierce wind, saw Wasps take advantage of the elements to lead 20-11 at the interval, and to be good value for that shock lead.

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However, backed by the elements, the Irish side dominated the second period, but thanks to a piece of individual magic by Christian Wade, that brought him a try, and some dogged defence, Wasps picked up a losing bonus point, and denied the Leinstermen a try-scoring bonus point. All of which may prove decisive in the final count.


Tags: Harlequins, European Rugby Champions Cup, Adams Park, Nick Evans, London Wasps, Christian Wade
Posted: 26th October 2014


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