Wasps eke out win as English sides set for crucial Euro games

WASPS boosted their chances of a home quarter-final in the Amlin Challenge Cup with a narrow 20-19 win over Newport-Gwent Dragons last night at Adams Park.

Nicky Robinson scored 15 points – one try, two conversions and two penalties – as the London club hung on in a nervy finish.

Saracens head into Sunday’s final Heineken Cup Pool One clash against Edinburgh in pole position to claim a quarter-final place, but even a win may not be enough to secure a home draw.

Munster lie three points behind leaders Sarries and could yet snatch top spot if they beat Racing Metro at Thomond Park, also on Sunday, and the Londoners lose.

Harlequins secured their progress from Pool Three and a home quarter-final in advance of tonight’s trip to Biarritz.

The weekend’s standout fixture is Sunday’s Pool Two decider between Leicester and Toulouse, with Tigers needing a win to stay in the competition.

Northampton could claim one of the best runners-up spots, and a last eight place, if they win in Glasgow tomorrow.

Gloucester and Bath have ensured their passage from Pools One and Four in the Amlin Challenge Cup, while Worcester must better Perpignan’s result to snatch first place in Pool Two.

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