Wasps concede a scrum pen after a Porter quickly-tapped penalty was fumbled. Jackson kicks to the Wasps 22. 16:31Bobby BridgeSubThomas Young is on for Jack Willis63'Bobby BridgeSubDan Robson comes off and Will Porter is on. 14-3961'KEY EVENTTRY ZACH KIBIRIGE!!!!! Josh Bassett fields a kick in his own half and bursts down the left wing, he holds the ball for an eternity waiting for the defence to bite and finally put Kibirige in a few metres from the line. Gopperth converts14-3916:23Bobby BridgeSubMillar-Mills is on for Alo. Robson pulls in a glorious mark to stop a possible 50:22 from Jackson. 14-3256'Bobby BridgePenalty GopperthAtkinson flings a pass into touch.
Also returning to the fold after a lengthy period out injured and out-of-favour is Francois Hougaard. The South African's last taste of Premiership action came nearly 16 weeks ago against Leicester Tigers. He becomes the third different player to wear the number 14 shirt in as many Premiership games for Wasps as Paolo Odogwu remains on the bench.
80+3Bobby BridgeTMO checkLondon Irish rumble over! It's going to be TMO check. It looked like a strong surge for the line. 35-4280+2Bobby BridgePenalty London IrishLondon Irish counter-ruck and win a penalty. Jackson kicks to the corner. No time to play. 35-4216:49Bobby BridgeOver it goesUmaga lands it.
Barbeary's place is taken by Tom Willis as his run of five successive substitute appearances comes to an end at the venue where he scored a hat-trick in last season's thrilling Wasps away win. The Black and Golds trailed 33-10 at half-time before a stirring comeback saw them secure a 39-36 victory. "It was a crazy game, it felt like we were 50 points behind at half-time and we went and won it with the last play. It probably the biggest game of two halves you're every going to see in your life, " said Wasps head coach Lee Blackett. "It was a strange feeling at full-time compared to how we felt at half-time that day. " The back-row space on the bench is filled by Thomas Young, who has not featured since injuring his neck against Munster in January as he plays out his final few months as a Wasps player before joining Cardiff.
London Irish 35-42 Wasps. 80'Bobby BridgeJACKALLLLLJack Willis pounces to win a breakdown penalty! Jacob Umaga to have a shot at goal. 48 seconds remain. 78'Bobby BridgeTRYOLLIE HASSELL-COLLINNNNSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!! Jackson converts. 35-3975'KEY EVENTTRY LONDON IRISHHenry Arundelllllll!!!!!!!!!! The sub chips ahead, collects, rolls a tackle from Atkinson and scores.
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Jackson converts. 28-3972'Bobby BridgeGreat breakRona makes a great break, Bassett is equal to it and Millar-Mills grabs a turnover! 21-3969'Bobby BridgeSubJames Gaskell is on for Elliott Stooke 69'Bobby BridgeTRY LONDON IRISHHougaard snuffs out a 2v1 with a huge hit on Pearson. But from a penalty advantage, Irish go to the corner and Pearson scores from a smart lineout move. 21-3965'Bobby BridgeSubJimmy Gopperth is off Paolo Odogwu on. He will partner Fekitoa in midfield. Frost is on for Oghre.
10:26KEY EVENTWasps player ratings Here's how we rated the Wasps players from yesterday's game... READ MORE:Wasps Rugby player ratings from London Irish try-fest: 'Sublime to the ridiculous'Dan Robson and Malakai Fekitoa after Wasps drew with London Irish (Image: David Howlett)20:38KEY EVENTAlfie Barbeary injury update Read the latest on the number eight by clicking here. Alfie Barbeary of Wasps 17:49KEY EVENTWhat the boss had to sayRead the full story by clicking here. Lee Blackett, head coach of Wasps (Image: David Howlett)16:57KEY EVENTRate the players! Rate the playersLondon Irish42Wasps42Gallagher Premiership, Sunday 1st, 202216:52KEY EVENTPENALTY TRYLondon Irish 42-42 WaspsIt's all over.
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