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Last Updated: Sunday, 14 October 2007, 15:58 GMT 16:58 UK
Wasps 28-14 London Irish
London Irish full-back Delon Armitage leaps to claim a high ball
Delon Armitage scored a consolation try for London Irish
Wasps (15) 28
Tries: Skivington, Cipriani, Voyce
Cons: Van Gisbergen 2
Pens: Van Gisbergen 3

London Irish (9) 14
Tries: D Armitage
Pens: Hickey 3

Wasps won their first Premiership game of the season to move off the foot of the table on Sunday.

Tries from George Skivington and Daniel Cipriani helped Wasps into a 15-3 lead but two Eoghan Hickey penalties trimmed the gap to six points at the break.

Tom Voyce scored a converted try two minutes after the re-start before Mark van Gisbergen's penalty made it 25-9.

Delon Armitage crossed for the Exiles but Wasps had the last word through Van Gisbergen's third penalty.


  • Wasps director of rugby Ian McGeechan

    "Overall I felt the power to get that result was in our hands, which was nice to feel again.

    "Our execution could have been better in places but there were a lot of good things today.

    "We didn't build as well as we could, but overall I thought we played well and consistently."


    Wasps: Van Gisbergen, Doherty, Waters, Flutey, Voyce, Cipriani, Reddan, Holford, Ward, Barnard, Skivington, Birkett, Leo, Webber, Haskell.
    Replacements: Beech, Adams, Ellis, Hart, Amor, Walder, Hoadley.

    London Irish: D Armitage, Ojo, Shabbo, Mapusua, Tagicakibau, Hickey, Hodgson, D Murphy, Paice, Lea'aetoa, Kennedy, Casey, Danaher, S Armitage, Thorpe.
    Replacements: Dunning, Mackie, Warren, Roche, P Murphy, Fury, Staunton.

    Referee: Roy Maybank (Kent)

    SEE ALSO
    Sale 16-0 Wasps
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    London Irish 20-22 Bath
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