Wasps vs Leicester Tigers – Aviva Premiership 2016/17 – Semi Final

Leicester’s top 4 success has been somewhat a miracle. They’ve been through 2 head coaches this season and still did not fail to make the top 4. Wasps form has taken a surprising dip but the Ricoh Arena is a fortress for them and it would be a tough ask for the Tigers to beat the Sting and roar on to Twickenham next week.

Jimmy Gopperth kicked his longest kick of the season before he linked with Christian Wade to open up some space for Willie Le Roux. The South African superstar carried on the move until he offloaded back inside to Kurtley Beale who dashed in for the try!

Freddie Burns responsed with two fabulous kicks of his own until Gopperth cancelled one out. Burns then launched Leicester straight back into the game. The fly half floated a great pass outwide to Peter Betham who raced in while celebrating!

On the stroke of halftime, Gopperth edged Wasps back into the lead with yet another huge kick and it was the home team that lead at the break.

Wasps came back out the tunnel and seemed tired. They were not up for it and Leicester capitalised when Burns again flung a great pass out which set up Telusa Veinu and put the Tigers back in the lead!

Wasps needed a try and fast. They threw everything at the Tigers until finally they got the break through. Some quick hands resulted in Josh Bassett clattering over in the corner which means that Wasps will be finishing off their season at Twickenham in an all power face off against Exeter Chiefs!

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