We saw this scoreline from the weekend and felt we had to say something.  It doesn’t get much more Ooooohh than this…

Anyone wondering why the Wasps team has fallen so far from grace can find the answer simply by looking at these two teamsheets:

Wasps team vs Worcester (0-6) 1/1/2012 (Premiership):

Haughton; Varndell, Waldouck, Flutey, Wade; Robinson, Simpson; Payne, Webber, Broster; Birkett, Wentzel (c); Du Plessis, Poff, Jones.

Wasps team vs Leicester Tigers (25-9) 19/5/2007 (Heineken Cup final):

Cipriani; Sackey, Waters, Lewsey, Voyce; King, Reddan; French, Ibanez, Vickery, Shaw, Palmer, Worsley, Rees, Dallaglio (c).

Not one survivor, and you’ll be forgiven for not being overly familiar with the likes of Broster, Birkett and Poff!



  1. It's the pack, principally the front row. Wasps have got so much talent behind the scrum it's actually embarrassing, they've even got back row talent coming out of their ears but it's all injured. Rees (perpetually injured), Launchbury, Billy Vunopola would make a sensational back row, I think Everard might be injured now too. I think they're even down to their last 2 fit second rows. If they can find some cash and buy a solid tight head and a bit more depth at hooker they're laughing, even if they can't stump up some cash they've got the potential to have a strong front row in a season or 2 & who better to develop front rowers than Dai Young ?

  2. Hi Rhys, thanks for commenting and filling us in a bit on what's been going on. Hard to believe a Wasps team could fail to register a single score at home to Worcester. Poor Tom Rees, will he ever get back to fitness?! When you look back at that 2007 vintage pack, it was really something else. Ibanez and Vickery upfront, with Shaw's power in the 2nd row and no less than four terrific loose forwards, with Haskell providing great impact off the bench that year. He has never looked as good since.They weren't too bad behind either. Reddan was a livewire that season and Cippers was on the cusp of greatness, however fleeting. And then there was Josh Lewsey, a player so good he even played well on the 2005 Lions Tour!

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