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Wasps 53-17 Edinburgh
HEINEKEN CUP POOL SIX
Tom Voyce scored twice for Wasps
Wasps: (20) 53
Tries: King, Mackenzie, Van Gisbergen, Shaw, Voyce (2), penalty
Cons: Van Gisbergen (3), King (3)
Pens: Van Gisbergen (2)
Edinburgh: (10) 17
Tries: Southwell, Dewey, Lawson
Cons: Hodge
Wasps salvaged some Heineken Cup pride with a seven-try demolition of Edinburgh to finish second in pool six.

The English champions, already out of the tournament, led 20-10 at the break and sped away in the second half.

For Wasps, Tom Voyce scored a brace and there were tries for Alex King, Alistair Mackenzie, Mark van Gisbergen, Simon Shaw, plus a penalty try.

Edinburgh scored tries through Hugo Southwell, Rob Dewey and Rory Lawson but the 2004 winners were too strong.

Wasps were missing England players Josh Lewsey, Lawrence Dallaglio, Stuart Abbott and Joe Worsley.

Lewsey, club skipper Dallaglio and Abbott were all rested, while flanker Worsley withdrew at short notice because of a calf strain, an absence he described as "just a precaution".

Wasps' defeat in Toulouse last week meant they could not qualify as one of the best runners-up, after earlier away losses to Edinburgh and Llanelli Scarlets.

The Gunners finished the competition in last place in pool six on 11 points, one adrift of the Scarlets and three short of Wasps.

Toulouse won the group on 25 points, 11 clear of the Londoners.


  • Wasps boss Ian McGeechan:
    "It was satisfying because it was the result of having a very hard look at ourselves. We were determined not to make the same mistakes again.

    "After losing to Edinburgh and Llanelli, we put our hands up and said these two defeats were our worst performances.

    "There were things we wanted to change and things the players wanted to put right."


    Wasps: Van Gisbergen; Sackey, Erinle, Hoadley, Voyce; King, Reddan; Mackenzie, Barratt, Payne; Shaw, Skivington; Haskell, O'Connor, Hart.
    Replacements: Waters for van Gisbergen (55), Gotting for Barratt (55), Bracken for Payne (61), R Birkett for Shaw (55).
    Not used: Ibanez, M Dawson, Staunton.

    Edinburgh: Southwell; Dewey, Leonelli Morey, Dey, Pyke; Godman, Lawson; Hewett, Kelly, Smith; Kellock, Murray; Mustchin, MacDonald, Taylor.
    Replacements: Blair for Dewey (70), Di Rollo for Dey (58), Hodge for Godman (53), Dickinson for Smith (33), Strokosch for Murray (70), Cross for MacDonald (51).
    Not used: Hall.

    Att: 7,308

    Referee: Romain Poite (France).




  • SEE ALSO
    Heineken Cup
    15 Jan 06 |  European Club
    Heineken Cup 2005/6
    05 Jul 05 |  European Club
    Toulouse 19-13 Wasps
    14 Jan 06 |  European Club
    Edinburgh 33-32 Scarlets
    14 Jan 06 |  European Club


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