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  Rugby Football Union - London Wasps retain title
London Wasps were crowned Zurich Premiership champions for the second year in succession after a thrilling end of season showdown against Bath at Twickenham.
Wasps, also newly crowned Heineken Cup champions after defeating Toulouse a week ago at England rugby's HQ, completed the domestic and European double thanks to a 64th minute Stuart Abbott try leaving Bath, who finished top of the league table by one point, still without any silverware in eight years.
Wasps were also denied two tries - the first after World Cup winner Joe Worsley sent a forward pass to a charging Fraser Waters and the second when Worsley was penalised for knocking on after setting scrum-half Rob Howley free.
www.rfu.com /index.cfm/fuseaction/RFUHome.News_Detail/StoryID/7151   (564 words)

  London Wasps - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
London Wasps (formerly known as Wasps FC or The Wasps) is an English rugby union team.
Wasps are one of the most successful English rugby union sides in recent years, having won at least one of each of the major European competitions or knock-out tournaments in the past decade.
Wasps finished atop of their pool in the 2003-4 Heineken Cup, where they went on to soundly defeat Gloucester at the quarterfinals and won a final birth after overcoming Munster 37 points to 32 in the semi-finals.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/London_Wasps   (1355 words)

 Wasps FC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wasps FC is the amateur side of the Wasps rugby club formed in 1867.
The men's first team was spilt from Wasps FC at the turn of professionalism to later become London Wasps in 2000.
Wasps FC own the Twyford Avenue sports ground that is also used by the London Wasps professional teams for training.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wasps_football_club   (87 words)

 London Wasps
Wasps have only picked up two points in the competition to date, making qualification for the final stages virtually impossible, and Edwards has admitted that their priority is now picking up Premiership points.
London Wasps eased, though not exorcised, their relegation fears as two late tries from former All Black prop Craig Dowd helped them to a vital 28-18 win over fellow strugglers Leeds Tykes, a win which moved the London club off the bottom of the table.
London Wasps have asked English international referee Ed Morrison to give his verdict on the Italian official they believe was "incompetent" during the 42-19 Heineken Cup defeat by Ulster at Ravenhill.
home.btconnect.com /Rugby-Ulster/london_wasps.htm   (8347 words)

 BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | My Club | London Wasps
Your favourite Wasps content and debate on the all-new 606
Wasps prop's rapid rise from League 2 to Heineken Cup winner
Wasps use brains and bravery to beat Leicester's brawn
news.bbc.co.uk /sport1/hi/rugby_union/my_club/london_wasps/default.stm   (68 words)

 The London News.Net
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London, An exhibition of paintings by Sam Pitroda, chairperson of India's National Knowledge Commission, is to be held at the Nehru Centre here for two days starting Sep 20.
The London News.Net is part of an international network of news sites, dedicated to the major regions, countries and cities of the world.
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 LongService.com - Sponsorship - London Wasps
Unfortunately Neville was not the first Wasps player to gain an international cap in the post war era, this particular accolade going to Pat Sykes, capped by England against France in Paris on the 29th March 1948.
Wasps celebrated their Centenary Year by gracing the playing fields of Rugby School, where William Webb Ellis originally picked the ball up and ran in 1823, thereby creating the early origins of Rugby Football.
LongService.com is delighted to be amongst the main sponsors of London Wasps and in particular to sponsor the Wasps Community Section.
www.longservice.com /sponsorship/wasps.asp   (971 words)

 Match Report London Irish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
London Irish's nine match-winning sequence came to an abrupt end at Madejski stadium last Saturday afternoon when the Exiles lost to London Wasps by 16 points in the Guinness Premiership.
The Wasps backs were quick to show the threat they posed and Irish were fortunate when a four man overlap on the left literally threw away the chance of an opening score.
Given that Irish and Wasps were paying their second games in four and five days respectively it was inevitable that the half-time interval was the cue for the start of a series of replacements through the second period.
www.london-irish.com /newspage.ink?nid=26931&newstype=m&matchid=3275   (1272 words)

 Wasps On The Brink Of Losing Their Crown (from This Is Local London)
WASPS' season could be over in 80 minutes after they suffered their worst defeat in Guinness Premiership history on Sunday evening.
Wasps have invited this anxiety with a downturn as dramatic as it has been unexpected.
Showing commendable resolve, Wasps hit back with a van Gisbergen penalty and a second Voyce try to level the game moments before the interval Moments after it they went in front when Voyce scored his third try, and the tenth of the match.
www.thisislocallondon.co.uk /redir.php?from=ec&to=746935&l=wasps_on_the_brink_of_losing_their_crown   (851 words)

 Guinness Premiership news, live commentary, fun, fixtures, results and features from Planet-Rugby.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Wasps' defeat, the first at home since January of last year, means that they must now travel to face Gloucester's bright young things needing to win to be in the Premiership semi-finals.
Wasps regained the kick-off as Irish had done in the first half, recycled the ball, pushed it down the line where the sheer numbers meant that Voyce was unlikely to have anything other than an overlap in front of him.
Wasps showed the extra physicality that we had all expected to see before the match, one tackle by Josh Lewsey flipped Olivier Magne over as though he were so much crêpe.
www.planet-rugby.com /Tournaments/Guinness_Premiership/story_50772.shtml   (2062 words)

 london-irish.co.uk :: View topic - London Irish 19-35 London Wasps (31st December 2005)
Wasps gain a penalty under the posts from their subsequent all-out assault on the line.
Wasps take at the back of their line-out in the corner, and while it seems as though the Exiles have stopped or even beaten their rolling maul, Joe Worsley suddenly breaks free and canters over for a try, converted by Van Gisbergen.
The next few minutes are all Wasps, who camp on the Irish line, and commence the war of attrition for which we earlier had not had the patience.
www.london-irish.co.uk /viewtopic.php?p=1216   (2408 words)

 londonwasps.com - Story
Wasps came out in sympathy, offering Sarries the chance to close out the match in the first half.
Wasps were a shambles - passes were mistimed, the lineout misfired and the kicking from hand was so misplaced that the linesmen barely had to move an inch.
Wasps' pack decided to stuff the ball up a jersey and won a penalty in Sarries' half.
waspsrugby.rivals.net /default.asp?sid=1163&p=2&stid=8252580   (828 words)

 Van Gisbergen saves Wasps - London News
Wasps sealed a 15-15 draw with Toulouse at the Causeway Stadium thanks to a last gasp Mark van Gisbergen penalty.
The hard-fought contest underlined why Toulouse and Wasps are regarded as the finest two club sides in Europe.
A converted Gareth Thomas try put Toulouse in control ten minutes later, yet it was Wasps who led into the interval with van Gisbergen adding two more penalties in the five minutes prior to the half time.
news.viewlondon.co.uk /Van_Gisbergen_saves_Wasps_15078060.html   (221 words)

 BBC - Tyne Sport - Newcastle Falcons v London Wasps
When Newcastle Falcons and London Wasps meet on Saturday at Kingston Park (kick off 2.45) all eyes will be on one man. And he won't even be playing.
London Wasps could bring four more of the World Cup squad with them on their longest journey of the season.
The Wasps and the Falcons met in the league only four weeks ago, and this is the first round of reverse fixtures this term.
www.bbc.co.uk /tyne/sport/2003/11/29/falcons_wasps.shtml   (564 words)

 THE WASPS: Pix & Bio
The Wasps soon up together a set of original songs plus high-energy versions of "Jean Jeanie" and Tommy tuckers "High Heel Sneakers" and were asked by Terry Murphy to play at "The Bridge House" in Canning Town, London.
The Wasps played to a packed house and the gig was reviewed by G. Dadomo of Sounds magazine, who declared The Wasps were a fine and exicting new band.
The Wasps were now playing regulary at venues all over London, including The Roxy, Rochester Castle, The Rock Garden, etc..
punkmodpop.free.fr /wasps_pic.htm   (307 words)

 Rugby News Story - Scrum.com - Rugby News, Rugby Results, Rugby Action from Scrum, the best Rugby Football site in the ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Wasps last loss in any competition came on 11 September at home to Sale and since then the Londoners have won eight in a row.
Wasps have one of the better records of visiting sides at Kingsholm, securing six wins in cup and league in their 16 matches there since 1987.
London Irish have now won three matches in a row in all competitions and you have to go back to December-January 2002-03 to find the last time that the Exiles did that.
www.scrum.com /news/news_detail.asp?newsid=27426   (1450 words)

 Newcastle Falcons : Newcastle Falcons 17 London Wasps 15   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Right from the kick-off the Falcons were in Wasps’ faces as Cory Harris hared after the catcher and forced an early turnover as both sides struggled to hold on to the ball in the tackle and at the base of the ruck in the deep surface water as the rain lashed down.
Wasps, however, got back in to the game through right wing Sackey after England fullback Mark Van Gisbergen created a two-on-one and fed in the former London Irish man for a well-crafted score playing advantage from an earlier Falcons knock-on.
A string of punishing rolling mauls tested the Wasps rearguard, and having got away with pulling the maul down on a number of occasions, referee David Rose’s patience finally snapped with the clock down to less than 30 seconds, as he eventually blew for a penalty.
www.newcastle-falcons.co.uk /35_1824.php?PHPSESSID=4e8c86a0c1af018fb19b51ff440f5cbe   (859 words)

 Reloburo.com - London Wasps, The Relocation Bureau supports London Wasps Rugby
Ever since WASPS moved their home base out to High Wycombe’s Causeway Stadium, The Relocation Bureau has provided relocation assistance to new players, coaches and support staff.
During the last few months we have relocated a number of new WASPS players and team members, including the new Director of Rugby Ian McGeechan, new hooker Raphael Ibanez, and Leon Holden, another new member of the coaching team.
It has worked well for London Wasps, and anyone interested in using such a service should contact The Relocation Bureau on:01494 816650 or email: sales@reloburo.com or visit their web site at www.reloburo.com."
www.reloburo.com /testimonials/wasps.shtml   (215 words)

 Scrumbag: Sale Sharks 22 London Wasps 12
Use of the phrase "they don't know when they're beaten" rose by 700% in the seven days after Wasps pulled out a late win over Gloucester to qualify for this semi-final, and was maintained during the match up until Charlie Hodgson potted a late penalty to end Wasps' resurgence.
Wasps had their chances, though they were few and far between.
Their best moment in the first half saw van Gisbergen release Tom Voyce, but unfortunately for Wasps and Voyce, the England wing pulled up with a hamstring injury after firing a wild pass into the grateful arms of Magnus Lund.
www.scrumbag.tv /2006/05/sale_sharks_22_.html   (516 words)

 Rugby news, fun, results, fixtures and features from Planet-Rugby.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
London Wasps make just two changes from the team that lost narrowly at Leicester last weekend as they prepare to face London Irish at the Causeway Stadium on Sunday in the Guinness Premiership in one of the season's most important matches.
London Irish would qualify for the Heineken Cup as a top 5 finisher with a victory in this match, and the Exiles cannot be overtaken as the best away team in the Premiership this season having gained 31 league points from their ten trips so far.
Wasps have won the last eight matches they have played against London Irish including two already this season at Madejski Stadium: 30-26 in the Powergen Cup and 35-19 in the Guinness Premiership.
www.planet-rugby.com /News/story_50654.shtml   (958 words)

 BBC - Berkshire - Sport - Wasps 37-56 London Irish
London Irish loosened Wasps' grip on their Premiership crown by thrashing them in an exciting game that lifted them to third place in the table and has guaranteed a place for them in the play-offs for the first time in their history.
That was the judgement of London Irish's director of rugby, Brian Smith, after Sunday evening's extraordinary nine-try win against the reigning English champions, Wasps.
Listen to the highlights of Wasps 37-56 London Irish on BBC Radio Berkshire and to an interview with Exiles Director of Rugby Brian Smith.
www.bbc.co.uk /berkshire/content/articles/2006/05/02/londonirish_wasps_300406_feature.shtml   (267 words)

 Rugby Football Union - Guinness Premiership - London Wasps vs Saracens Team News
London Wasps Director of Rugby, Ian McGeechan has announced his team to face Saracens in the London Double Header at Twickenham on Saturday.
Gotting is part of a strong bench, that features Matt Dawson for the first time since his return from the Lions tour of New Zealand, promising flanker Tom Rees and international centre Fraser Waters, now back to full fitness after losing all of last season to an ankle injury.
Reflecting on the start of his first league campaign with Wasps, Director of Rugby McGeechan said, "The London Double Header is a real positive start to the Premiership season for all four teams involved, and Twickenham is a great stage on which to kick off our league campaign.
www.rfu.com /index.cfm/fuseaction/RFUHome.Premier_Detail/StoryID/11610   (587 words)

 DrunkenWasps.com - Unofficial London Wasps news and views
London Wasps have announced Steve Hayes as a new, non-executive director, whose vision for Wasps is a long term "symbiosis" with Wycombe Wanderers FC at Adams Park.
All good things come to an end — and, as far as Wasps are concerned, there have been few things better than the glorious eleven-year reign of Alexander David King.
The 2007 Champions of Europe, London Wasps, will defend their Heineken Cup crown in a pool of death against Clermont Auvergne, Llanelli Scarlets and Munster.
www.sportnetwork.net /main/s96.htm   (263 words)

 Bloomberg.com: U.K.
A 33-year-old London Wasps back-row forward and former England captain, Dallaglio was included in Andy Robinson's 36- man pool after stating he was ready for a return to the Test arena.
The Wasps man's selection could hamper the development of younger back-row talent, with players including Lund and James Forrester of Gloucester trying to break into the team.
Wasps coach Ian McGeechan has urged Robinson to deploy Lewsey at center, where he has been operating for the club this season.
www.bloomberg.com /apps/news?pid=10000102&sid=aXLgWMwxIJas&refer=uk   (791 words)

 London Wasps Training Rugby Ball   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Currently in the Guinness Premiership league, London Wasps Football Club was originally formed in 1867 at the now defunct Eton and Middlesex Tavern in North London.
As a reasonably well-established club, Wasps was invited to join the Union and eligible to be founding members.
He has largely been credited with creating Wasp's famous 'blitz' defense that stops teams and is the basis for Wasps' own scoring chances.
www.worldrugbyshop.com /departments-balls-london-wasps-training-rugby-ball.html   (297 words)

The Mini Season Ticket, which starts from the London Wasps match on Saturday 27th December, gives you the opportunity to watch the remaining 7 home fixtures, with prices starting from £90 for Adults and £25 for Concessions.
Please note that on London Irish match days the Megastore is open from 12noon to 6.00pm (closed during the match).
If you are not in London, but know people who are and who might be interested in attending, we would really appreciate it if you could pass on this invitation to them.
www.london-irish-rugby.com /blarney/bl031203.htm   (1084 words)

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