LEICS
NO.NAME
15Telusa Veainu, FB
14Adam Thompstone, W
13Manu Tuilagi, C
12Matt Toomua, C
11Jonny May, W
10George Ford, FH
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9Sam Harrison, SH
1Greg Bateman, P
2Tom Youngs, H
3Dan Cole, P
4Michael Fitzgerald, L
5Graham Kitchener, L
6Valentino Mapapalangi, FL
7Luke Hamilton, FL
8Sione Kalamafoni, N8
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Replacements
16Tatafu Polota-Nau, R
17Ellis Genge, R
18Logovi'i Mulipola, R
19Harry Wells, R
20Will Evans, R
21Harry Simmons, R
22Mathew Tait, R
23Nick Malouf, R

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: Welford Road
3:00 PM, March 25, 2018
Capacity: 24,000

Match Commentary

81'16-15 End of second half
80'One last chance for Wasps, they have a scrum in their own 22 after a loose pass from Simmons. All or nothing here
78'Everything going for Tigers now. The ball spills loose and Tait's kick bounces out in Wasps 5m
78'Big error from Simmons as his kick goes out on the full. Wasps have the platform to go for the win here
77'16-15 Penalty goal - George Ford , Leicester Tigers
76'Not sure the lineout was straight at all but Tigers draw the penalty and Ford will surely call for the tee
75'Looks to be just out of Ford's range so he goes for the punt into Wasps 22. Big moment coming here
74'Big scrum from Tigers, the one area they have really controlled. Playing with the advantage on halfway they go wide, but it goes to nothing again
73'Scrum reset, again..
72'Another hectic few phases, both sides trying to throw the ball around. Tigers with the put in on halfway
72'Substitute on - Harry Wells , Leicester Tigers
72'Player substituted - Michael Fitzgerald , Leicester Tigers
70'How on earth this is only 13-15 I don't know, Ford slots the simple penalty
70'Massive scrum Tigers and they turn it over. They go wide and Ford again throws a loose pass and Wade is in. Luckily for Ford his team had the advantage. Poor from the England fly-half again
70'Substitute on - Logovi'i Mulipola , Leicester Tigers
70'Player substituted - Dan Cole , Leicester Tigers
70'Player substituted - Valentino Mapapalangi , Leicester Tigers
70'Substitute on - Will Evans , Leicester Tigers
70'13-15 Penalty goal - George Ford , Leicester Tigers
68'The scrum resets, again
67'Launchbury off to a big ovation, even from the Tigers fans
67'Another big hold from Wasps. Gopperth with a huge hit in defence and he holds the ball up to win the scrum for his team
67'Player substituted - Joe Launchbury , Wasps
67'Substitute on - Will Rowlands , Wasps
66'Ford goes for a long, wide pass and Bassett does well to intercept. Wasps now on the backfoot in their 22
66'Tigers now deep into the Wasps 22, have been on the backfoot for much of the half but could go in front here
63'Tigers win another penalty at the scrum, a complete switch from the first period
62'Wasps into the Tigers 22, they have the overlap but Cruse looks left before he has control of the ball and Tigers breathe a sigh of relief once again. Wasps will be ruing a number of missed opportunities if Tigers edge their way back into the lead
62'Substitute on - Harry Simmons , Leicester Tigers
62'Player substituted - Sam Harrison , Leicester Tigers
59'Thompson with a huge carry off the back of the scrum. Wasps back on the attack
58'Ford boots his team downfield but Wasps turn it over at the maul, neither side taking control here. A fascinating encounter so far and still over 20 minutes to play
57'Again after a referee makes a slightly controversial call, he quickly awards the penalty to the other team in response. Happens too often...
57'Substitute on - Jack Willis , Wasps
57'Player substituted - James Haskell , Wasps
56'Wasps have the put in 5m out after Genge's knock on. Important five minutes here for Tigers with Veainu still in the bin
55'Another important tackle from Tigers as De Jongh is through in the corner. Kalamafoni this time as he pushes the centre into touch when one on one
53'Ellis Genge is on and makes an immediate impact turning the ball over at the lineout
52'Yellow for the full-back
52'Uh oh... Wasps break from nowhere deep in their half and Veainu could be in trouble for a deliberate knock-on. Surely saved a try there, legally or not we'll soon find out
52'Player substituted - Jake Cooper-Woolley , Wasps
52'Substitute on - Marty Moore , Wasps
52'Player substituted - Dan Robson , Wasps
52'Substitute on - Joe Simpson , Wasps
52'Player substituted - Simon McIntyre , Wasps
52'Substitute on - Matt Mullan , Wasps
52'Substitute on - Tatafu Polota-Nau , Leicester Tigers
52'Player substituted - Tom Youngs , Leicester Tigers
52'Substitute on - Ellis Genge , Leicester Tigers
52'Player substituted - Greg Bateman , Leicester Tigers
52'Yellow card - Telusa Veainu , Leicester Tigers
51'All Wasps again as they enter their 12th attacking phase. But then Ford somehow turns the ball over in defence and a cruel bounce deep in the Wasps 22 makes life tricky for Wade but he just gathers before Malouf comes tearing onto him
48'Wasps break again from a sublime move off the lineout. They come back the other way and Cruse just knocks on in the tackle, another let off for Tigers
47'Wasps turn to win a penalty and Cipriani chips it deep into the Tigers half
46'10-15 Penalty goal - George Ford , Leicester Tigers
45'Penalty to Leicester for an offside in the defensive line, Ford should take advantage with a fairly simple kick
43'Yet another remarkable try saving tackle! Le Roux is through and the try line beckons but a last ditch tap tackle from Toomua saves a certain seven points
42'Back underway in the second half. Wasps on the attack but Cipriani spills and Ford clears
41'
41'7-15 End of first half
40'But then the touch judge intervenes and hands Wasps the ball as Veainu is deemed to have played it forwards
40'Wasps finding their flow again and Wade threatens again but his pass is knocked on by a rogue forward. Tigers will look to play out the half here
40'7-15 Start of second half
38'Substitute on - Josh Bassett , Wasps
38'Player substituted - Elliot Daly , Wasps
37'Wow, another try saving tackle. Tigers threaten out wide as Daly receives treatment but Robson intercepts and looks for all money to score but somehow Tait drags him into touch inches out
36'Tigers blow another opening when the line beckoned. Tait fires an offload but the final pass to Malouf is behind him and it goes into touch
34'Big penalty for Tigers. Wasps on top at the scrum but wheel it too far and Harrison gets his hands on it
32'Wade and Robson combine down the blindside and the winger's deft chip forces Ford to cross into his own dead ball area and touch down. Wasps scrum 5m out
31'Substitute on - Kearnan Myall , Wasps
31'Player substituted - James Gaskell , Wasps
30'Tigers were lucky there and need Malouf back on quickly. They win a penalty at the scrum and Ford clears to relieve some pressure
28'Wow, nearly try of the season from Wasps. Hard to explain in a couple of lines. But a wonder run from Cipriani is followed by a chip from Le Roux but as he goes to make the final pass to the wrong man Robson can only stretch and knock it on
25'7-15 Conversion - Danny Cipriani , Wasps
24'TRY! Daly again. Wasps break from nowhere through De Jongh who offloads to Robson and he pops to Daly who dives over in the corner. Some boos ring around Welford Road, not sure they have much to complain about
24'Class from Daly as he leaps to take Robson's clearance right on the touchline before offloading to a forward. Wasps back on the attack and looking good
24'7-13 Try - Elliot Daly , Wasps
22'7-8 Penalty goal - Jimmy Gopperth , Wasps
21'Yellow card to Malouf, probably fair for how it looked even at full speed
21'Yellow card - Nick Malouf , Leicester Tigers
20'Wasps get another advantage and Wade flings it wide but it comes to nothing as Daly can't gather. The TMO may be called in for a high and late hit on Wade by Malouf
19'Tigers steal it at the lineout but the touch judge alleges it was illegal. Wasps with another penalty and Cipriani finds a good touch
18'Another big Wasps scrum and they win another penalty. They look to have the advantage in that area
17'Knock on from Tigers when they threatened outside the Wasps 22. Tom Youngs can't collect Fords fiery pass
16'The two injuries came at a bad time for Tigers, they were well on top beforehand and the momentum has swung straight into Wasps favour
14'TRY! Huge scrum from Wasps and they get the advantage before feeding Daly who scores untouched in acres of space
14'7-5 Try - Elliot Daly , Wasps
13'Held up! Robson feeds Young who crashes over but Toomua does brilliantly to hold him up. Wasps scrum 5m out
12'From the lineout Wade breaks through from nowhere and is just dragged down as the line awaits. Wasps only metres away here
12'
12'Sad for Tuilagi, looks to be his chest or shoulder. He looks distraught on the bench as Mulipola consoles him
12'May now down receiving treatment for a blow to the head, looked out cold. Tuilagi is off for good as well
12'Substitute on - Nick Malouf , Leicester Tigers
12'Player substituted - Jonny May , Leicester Tigers
12'Substitute on - Mathew Tait , Leicester Tigers
12'Player substituted - Manu Tuilagi , Leicester Tigers
10'Wow, breathless here. Tigers looked for all money that they would score as Harrison is dragged down by Robson inches from the line and he loses the ball in contact. Eight points go begging in less than a minute
9'Not sure what for but Cooper-Woolley is then pinged in the midfield when he looked to be over the ball. Ford misses the simple three though and the medics are already on having a close look at Tuilagi
6'Wasps into the 12th phase but Tigers hold firm and win an easy penalty as McIntyre is pinged. Ford clears to halfway
5'Kitchener knocks on from the restart and Wasps are straight on the attack in the Tigers 22
4'7-0 Conversion - George Ford , Leicester Tigers
3'The try is then announced as Kalamafoni's..
3'TRY! Tigers smash over with the rolling maul, Kitchener dives over and Wasps only have themselves to blame. A classic Tigers try
3'5-0 Try - Sione Kalamafoni , Leicester Tigers
2'They turn down the three and go straight for the corner
1'Kickoff! Ford goes deep and Launchbury collects. Wasps forwards take it a couple of phases but they get nowhere and Cole nips in and wins an early penalty
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1'The teams are in the tunnel and the sold out crowd awaits them to take the field. A big game for both teams
1'No excuses for a lack of running rugby today. The sun is out and the pitch looks in great condition, should suit both backlines perfectly
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1'Hello and welcome to ESPN's live coverage of Leicester Tigers vs. Wasps from Welford Road. Wasps can climb up to second with a win and Tigers are hoping to keep tabs on the playoff places. Both teams welcome back a host of internationals
1'0-0 Start of first half