Wasps stave off Bayonne rally to tighten stranglehold on pool


LONDON Wasps have got one foot in the quarter-finals of the Amlin Cup after riding a second-half fightback to beat French side Bayonne 30-16 at Adams Park.

The Pool Three leaders opened up a 14-0 lead thanks to strong kicking from Jones and a superb try from youngster Elliot Daly on the half hour, who would have impressed watching England head coach Stuart Lancaster. Daly added a penalty kick from his own half before Bayonne responded on the stroke of half-time with Joe Rokocoko’s converted try.

Bayonne reduced the deficit to 20-16 but Wasps replied with a fine late solo try from Italian centre Andrea Masi.

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