Wasps victory keeps flawless home record

LONDON Wasps forward Phil Swainston hailed his pack after they helped extend the club’s 100 per cent home record in the Aviva Premiership with a 14-12 victory over Leicester Tigers.

Tom Varndell’s blistering try put Wasps into an early lead, and dominance at the scrum allowed Nick Robinson and Lee Thomas to kick the decisive points.

“We worked really hard all week on the scrum and to get reward out of that, even though it is not a full-strength Leicester, is a real positive,” Swainston said.

London Irish missed eight first-team regulars as they lost 27-23 to Exeter Chiefs. London Welsh succumbed to a Northampton comeback at Franklin’s Gardens, the home side running out 23-16 victors.

Saracens missed the chance to leapfrog leaders Harlequins, who lost 21-18 to Bath Rugby, as they were beaten 12-3 by Worcester Warriors.

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