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Twickenham, London, 31 May



Dallaglio enters the field of play

Wasps 26-16 Leicester: Shortly before 1500 BST, Lawrence Dallaglio emerges from the tunnel to make his last appearance for Wasps

Rees scores for Wasps

With 11 minutes played and the score at 3-3, Tom Rees barges over to score the first try and give the London club the lead

Wasps's Mark van Gisbergen

Wasps pile on the pressure and see Mark van Gisbergen successfully convert another penalty to put his side further in front

Goods is tackled

Andy Goode's kick reduces the deficit to seven points in the 28th minute but still the Tigers appear to be off their game

Lewsey scores for Wasps

Another Van Gisbergen penalty sails between the posts before Josh Lewsey scores to see Wasps to a commanding 23-6 half-time lead

Haskell nearly scores another try

The second half starts in similar fashion with James Haskell going close to registering a third try but he drops the ball near the line

Leicester's Andy Goode

Leicester weather the pressure and earn the chance to pick up some vital points but Goode's kicking lets him down

Varndell scores Leicester's first try

They do, however, score a 54th-minute try when Goode's crossfield kick is tapped infield by Geordan Murphy for Tom Varndell to cross

Ellis scores for Leicester

This spurs Marcelo Loffreda's side to a period of dominance that sees the gap further reduced by a Harry Ellis try seven minutes later

Dallaglio plays his last match for Wasps

The crowd rise to salute Dallaglio in the 68th minute when he is replaced, bringing his 18-year career at Wasps to an end

Wasps celebrate another title

Van Gisbergen adds another three points before the end as Wasps complete a 26-16 win for their fourth league title in six seasons




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