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Season 39: Day 73/133 .

wasps giants - Red Bull AXT

83 The referee's whistle blows to signal the end of the match. Victory to the home side in a 20 - 0 win.
81 had a chance to put two points on the board, but he seemed to hurry his conversion attempt and pushed it wide.
80 Try by thanks to a powerful and compact maul which goes all the way into the over the line. The referee is waiting for confirmation from the replay, but they're celebrating already.
79wasps giants have retained possession as their players were quick and picked up the loose ball. They'll be able to attack again
78wasps giants have an overlap on the right. Looks like they've spotted it too. fires a quick pass off to who flicks the ball on to . He's rushed the pass though, and the ball evades the grasp of . That was a good scoring opportunity gone to waste.
77It's a scrum to wasps giants. It's wheeling around as the ball is fed in, but wasps giants still win the ball.
76 gets the ball out of the ruck and dummies a pass before setting off on his own. He outpaces , but seeing no way through he passes to , who fumbles the ball before dropping it. Scrum to wasps giants.
75Both and go up for this throw together, the contest for the ball is fierce but descends with it firmly in his grasp.
74After a moments hesitation makes a decision and passes the ball to . He moves the ball on to before contact, but that initial hesitation means that the defence has had time to close down the space for and wraps him up man and ball.
73wasps giants have retained possession as their players were quick and picked up the loose ball. They'll be able to attack again
72wasps giants's scrum half is smashed by . That run was so telegraphed that the postal service want to charge him for it!
71wasps giants have retained possession as their players were quick and picked up the loose ball. They'll be able to attack again
70 passes, but the ball fails to reach .
69It's a scrum to wasps giants. It's wheeling around as the ball is fed in, but wasps giants still win the ball.
68 can't catch the ball from . Waste of possession, I'd say!
67Red Bull AXT have retained possession as their players were quick and picked up the loose ball. They'll be able to attack again
66 thinks he sees a gap, but is ready for him and brings him down.
65Turnover. Red Bull AXT now has possession and the forwards are calling for the ball, this could be costly for wasps giants.
64wasps giants have an overlap on the right. Looks like they've spotted it too. fires a quick pass off to who flicks the ball on to . He's rushed the pass though, and the ball evades the grasp of . That was a good scoring opportunity gone to waste.
63Ruck. wasps giants get the ball from that one and their scrumhalf can be heard frantically giving his instructions for a new attack.
62wasps giants's scrum half is smashed by . That run was so telegraphed that the postal service want to charge him for it!
61Scrum for Red Bull AXT. It's a good feed, but wasps giants put in a mighty shove. They're pushing Red Bull AXT off the ball. They've taken one against the head. Fabulous work by the wasps giants front row!
60 is running down the touchline. He seems to be unmarked, but is there to pounce.
59Turnover. Red Bull AXT now has possession and the backs are ready for a new attack.
58 fires the ball out to who trys to turn it back inside to , but Red Bull AXT manage to bat it down.
57That's an awesome sight! Red Bull AXT have been utterly destroyed at that scrum. Turnover to wasps giants.
wasps giants are so superior at this set piece it could be a long afternoon for the Red Bull AXT front five.
56 is in pain and holds his knee. He is carried off on a stretcher and fills in for him. This looks pretty bad.
55 palms off before dummying to his fly half, who draws the defense as he sprints into the gap. sends the ball directly to , who manages to waste his scrum half's excellent play with a poor pass that fails to find .
54It looks like Red Bull AXT lost the ball in the ruck. Their forwards weren't quick enough to protect the ball.
53Red Bull AXT want to spread the play, so passes to who flicks the ball on to . The wasps giants cover has numbered up and makes a solid tackle.
52Beautiful phase for Red Bull AXT! starts the move off with a quick pass to . There are dummy runners everywhere, and wasps giants look lost out there. puts in a long pass to who takes the ball on for 10 metres before passing back inside to and at last . He's stopped but the ball isn't lost, giving a new phase for Red Bull AXT to come.
51Ruck. Red Bull AXT get the ball from that one and their scrumhalf can be heard frantically giving his instructions for a new attack.
50Oh no! There is chaos on the field as the players start a punch up after a high tackle by on . The referee seems happy enough with the challenge though and signals play on. Somebody better tell the players to put their handbags away.
49Turnover. Red Bull AXT now has possession and the backs are ready for a new attack.
48 has the ball. is coming in support at an angle, he receives the pass and leaves for dead. He delivers a poor pass to who juggles the ball before dropping it. Poor skills by both players for that last pass.
47Thats good ball off the top of the lineout for wasps giants. taps the ball down to his scrum half.
46 gets the ball and barges past . tries to stop him, but he's like a tank. Next in the firing line is but this time he actually manages to bring the big forward down.
45Turnover. Red Bull AXT now has possession and the backs are ready for a new attack.
44wasps giants's scrum half, , passes the ball to his winger, , but gets there quickly and manages to bring him down.
43Ruck. wasps giants get the ball from that one and their scrumhalf can be heard frantically giving his instructions for a new attack.
42 sets off upfield. He easily hands off the weak tackles of , then . The fullback is in his way, so he offloads to who is running in support. The pass is badly judged though, and goes behind the man. A lucky escape for Red Bull AXT there!
41Oooh! That's not a good kick from , i'm not sure it will make it to the ten meter line..
The crowd here at wasps giants stadium hold their breath.. takes the ball just inches over the ten meter mark. got away with that one after all!

Red Bull AXT will need to close the gap if they want to take anything from this game.
40wasps giants's scrum half is smashed by . That run was so telegraphed that the postal service want to charge him for it!
39It looks like Red Bull AXT lost the ball in the ruck. Their forwards weren't quick enough to protect the ball.
38Red Bull AXT have an overlap on the right. Looks like they've spotted it too. fires a quick pass off to who flicks the ball on to . He's rushed the pass though, and the ball evades the grasp of . That was a good scoring opportunity gone to waste.
37Red Bull AXT have retained possession as their players were quick and picked up the loose ball. They'll be able to attack again
36The Red Bull AXT halves look to create something here as passes to his flyhalf, who decides to run. A choice regrets, as he is axed by in a tackle that knocks the ball, and maybe a few teeth, loose.
35At the ruck, the Red Bull AXT back rower is burrowing like a demented mole, the ball comes back safely on the Red Bull AXT side.
34 powers through the defence. He's caught by a covering tackle and his attempted offload to is misguided.
33Red Bull AXT have retained possession as their players were quick and picked up the loose ball. They'll be able to attack again
32 exploits a gap on the left before passing to , who... BAM! Hospital pass. He gets to his feet groggily and tries to pretend it didn't hurt. The tackler was
31Turnover. Red Bull AXT now has possession and the backs are ready for a new attack.
30The half-back pairing is working well together today. dummies to his right before passing to his left where is in support. He takes the ball on, but is well positioned and puts in a big tackle.
29That's really quick ball from the ruck, wasps giants will be on the front foot here.
28 gets the ball just outside the Red Bull AXT 22. He charges straight at and bulldozes over him. He passes to who similarly floors . He's slowed up enough though for to haul him down just short of the line.
27Both and go up for this throw together, the contest for the ball is fierce but descends with it firmly in his grasp.
26 makes a break on his own. With no support runners, he takes on and beats . His teammates have caught up with him, and he gratefully passes to . He seems less grateful though when sends a terrible pass towards and he drops the ball!
25It looks like wasps giants lost the ball in the ruck. Their forwards weren't quick enough to protect the ball.
24 smashes through 's tackle. He's slowed down just enough though, and finishes the job.
23 takes the kickoff, launching the ball high into the air over wasps giants stadium. positions himself well, and takes the ball in the air right in front of . Good hands from the wasps giants player there.
21 converts the try. The score is now 15 - 0 here at wasps giants stadium .
20 Five points for wasps giants! pops a deft pass to , who fends off before going over for the try.
19wasps giants have stolen Red Bull AXT's lineout ball! mistimed his jump, and got his hands to it first. Good work by wasps giants at that lineout!
18Following a driving maul by wasps giants's forwards, gets the ball and darts past the despairing tackle of . He passes to who sets off on a charge. has him lined up though, and barges him into touch.
17It's a scrum, and Red Bull AXT are in a bit of trouble here. Their hooker has popped up and wasps giants are driving them off the ball. That's one against the head for wasps giants.
16wasps giants have an overlap on the right. Looks like they've spotted it too. fires a quick pass off to who flicks the ball on to . He's rushed the pass though, and the ball evades the grasp of . That was a good scoring opportunity gone to waste.
15 takes the kickoff, launching the ball high into the air over wasps giants stadium. positions himself well, and takes the ball in the air right in front of . Good hands from the wasps giants player there.
14 Magnificent drop goal by ! With the attack moving backwards, it really was his only choice. He took his chance well though.
13Ruck. wasps giants get the ball from that one and their scrumhalf can be heard frantically giving his instructions for a new attack.
12wasps giants have an overlap on the right. Looks like they've spotted it too. fires a quick pass off to who flicks the ball on to . He's rushed the pass though, and the ball evades the grasp of . That was a good scoring opportunity gone to waste.
11It's a scrum to wasps giants. It's wheeling around as the ball is fed in, but wasps giants still win the ball.
10Red Bull AXT's flanker, , sets off on a charge. He shrugs off the tackles of and but it's all for nothing when he passes to who fails to hold on to the ball.
9The ball is loose and bouncing around..
The ball takes a lucky bounce straight into the welcoming arms of a Red Bull AXT player.
8's pass to is too short. A wasted chance there; I don't think the coaches will be too happy with that one!
7 tries a drop goal, but completely fluffs it. The ball doesn't even reach Red Bull AXT's posts.
6Ruck. wasps giants get the ball from that one and their scrumhalf can be heard frantically giving his instructions for a new attack.
5wasps giants have an overlap on the right. Looks like they've spotted it too. fires a quick pass off to who flicks the ball on to . He's rushed the pass though, and the ball evades the grasp of . That was a good scoring opportunity gone to waste.
4 takes the kickoff, launching the ball high into the air over wasps giants stadium. positions himself well, and takes the ball in the air right in front of . Good hands from the wasps giants player there.
2 The conversion by is missed, though.
1 wasps giants are just tearing the Red Bull AXT defence apart here! It's almost as if there's only one team on the pitch as the ball goes from to to before ending up in the possession of , who runs over the line unopposed for 5 points.
0 signals to his forwards to stay behind the ball and sends a hanging kick in their direction.
Both and jump for the catch, but both players have misjudged the flight of the ball and it sails over their heads. is the first to react, scooping up the loose ball on the first bounce.
16:56There's not a cloud in the sky as the match kicks off, it's going to be a scorcher today.
83 The referee's whistle blows to signal the end of the match. Victory to the home side in a 20 - 0 win.
81 had a chance to put two points on the board, but he seemed to hurry his conversion attempt and pushed it wide.
80 !
79Looseball: and were quicker than and
78-> ! -X
77It's a scrum to wasps giants. It's wheeling around as the ball is fed in, but wasps giants still win the ball.
76 ! -X
75Both and go up for this throw together, the contest for the ball is fierce but descends with it firmly in his grasp.
74-> !-> X
73Looseball: and were quicker than and
72 X
71Looseball: and were quicker than and
70 -X
69It's a scrum to wasps giants. It's wheeling around as the ball is fed in, but wasps giants still win the ball.
68 -X
67Looseball: and were quicker than and
66 X
65Looseball: and were quicker than and
64-> !-> -X
63Ruck won by , and against , and !
62 X
61Scrum for Red Bull AXT. It's a good feed, but wasps giants put in a mighty shove. They're pushing Red Bull AXT off the ball. They've taken one against the head. Fabulous work by the wasps giants front row!
60 X
59Looseball: and were quicker than and
58-> -X
57That's an awesome sight! Red Bull AXT have been utterly destroyed at that scrum. Turnover to wasps giants.
wasps giants are so superior at this set piece it could be a long afternoon for the Red Bull AXT front five.
56 is in pain and holds his knee. He is carried off on a stretcher and fills in for him. This looks pretty bad.
55 !-> -X
54Ruck won by , and against , and !
53->-> X
52->-> !-> !->
51Ruck won by , and against , and !
50 X
49Looseball: and were quicker than and
48-> ! -X
47Thats good ball off the top of the lineout for wasps giants. taps the ball down to his scrum half.
46 ! ! X
45Looseball: and were quicker than and
44-> X
43Ruck won by , and against , and !
42 ! ! -X
41Oooh! That's not a good kick from , i'm not sure it will make it to the ten meter line..
The crowd here at wasps giants stadium hold their breath.. takes the ball just inches over the ten meter mark. got away with that one after all!
22
40 X
39Ruck won by , and against , and !
38 !->-> -X
37Looseball: and were quicker than and
36-> X
35Ruck won by , and against , and !
34 ! -X
33Looseball: and were quicker than and
32 !-> X
31Looseball: and were quicker than and
30-> X
29Ruck won by , and against , and !
28 !-> ! X
27Both and go up for this throw together, the contest for the ball is fierce but descends with it firmly in his grasp.
26 !-> -X
25Ruck won by , and against , and !
24 ! X
23 takes the kickoff, launching the ball high into the air over wasps giants stadium. positions himself well, and takes the ball in the air right in front of . Good hands from the wasps giants player there.
21 converts the try. The score is now 15 - 0 here at wasps giants stadium .
20-> !
19wasps giants have stolen Red Bull AXT's lineout ball! mistimed his jump, and got his hands to it first. Good work by wasps giants at that lineout!
18 !-> X
17It's a scrum, and Red Bull AXT are in a bit of trouble here. Their hooker has popped up and wasps giants are driving them off the ball. That's one against the head for wasps giants.
16 ! !-> -X
15 takes the kickoff, launching the ball high into the air over wasps giants stadium. positions himself well, and takes the ball in the air right in front of . Good hands from the wasps giants player there.
14 Magnificent drop goal by ! With the attack moving backwards, it really was his only choice. He took his chance well though.
13Ruck won by , and against , and !
12-> !-> -X
11It's a scrum to wasps giants. It's wheeling around as the ball is fed in, but wasps giants still win the ball.
10 ! ! -X
9Looseball: and were quicker than and
8 -X
7 tries a drop goal, but completely fluffs it. The ball doesn't even reach Red Bull AXT's posts.
6Ruck won by , and against , and !
5 !->-> ! -X
4 takes the kickoff, launching the ball high into the air over wasps giants stadium. positions himself well, and takes the ball in the air right in front of . Good hands from the wasps giants player there.
2 The conversion by is missed, though.
1 !->->-> !
0 signals to his forwards to stay behind the ball and sends a hanging kick in their direction.
Both and jump for the catch, but both players have misjudged the flight of the ball and it sails over their heads. is the first to react, scooping up the loose ball on the first bounce.

SCORING SEQUENCE
(2': 5-0) (14': 8-0) (21': 15-0) (81': 20-0)

★ Referee : Jack Steele    
UK & Ireland Cup

wasps giants

• 3 Tries: (1', 20', 80')
• 1/3 Convs: (21')
• 1/2 Drops: (14')
Balls wonKickoffsLineoutsScrumsRucksLoose balls
Ball retention1/12/23/35/63
Turnovers won4/41/23/32/4
24/375/53/46/67/103/12

Red Bull AXT

Balls wonKickoffsLineoutsScrumsRucksLoose balls
Ball retention0/41/20/32/49
Turnovers won0/10/20/31/6
13/370/51/40/63/109/12

3807 tickets sold

Grandstand: 600
Opposite Stand: 400
Terrace: 250
Visitors Terrace: 250
Gallery: 2307
Stadium : wasps giants stadium
28/12/2017 17:00

wasps giants

 Pressure PassesCatchesBroken TacklesTacklesBalls wonRatings
1.
5': Passed to
74': Passed to
2/2
 
5': Ran through
24': Ran through
24': Tackled by (Strength)
2/3
32': Tackled (Strength)
46': Missed (Strength)
1/2
  
07/10
2.
16': Failed pass to
0/1
12': Dropped a pass from
16': Caught a pass from
1/2
 
46': Tackled (Strength)
60': Tackled (Strength)
2/2
  
05/10
3.
74': Passed to
1/1
74': Caught a pass from
1/1
74': Ran through
1/1
53': Tackled (Strength)
1/1
  
08/10
4.
16': Passed to
64': Failed pass to
1/2
28': Caught a pass from
64': Caught a pass from
74': Caught a pass from
3/3
16': Ran through
16': Ran through
28': Ran through
28': Tackled by (Strength)
74': Tackled by (Strength)
3/5
34': Missed (Strength)
0/1
  
07/10
5.
1': Passed to
42': Failed pass to
1/2
58': Dropped a pass from
0/1
1': Ran through
42': Ran through
42': Ran through
3/3
50': Tackled (Strength)
1/1
  
07/10
6.  
1': Caught a pass from
1/1
1': Ran through
80': Ran through
2/2
32': Missed (Strength)
0/1
  
06/10
7.
12': Failed pass to
0/1
5': Dropped a pass from
12': Caught a pass from
78': Dropped a pass from
1/3
 
10': Missed (Strength)
0/1
  
01/10
8.
12': Passed to
78': Failed pass to
1/2
12': Caught a pass from
18': Caught a pass from
42': Dropped a pass from
48': Dropped a pass from
64': Dropped a pass from
78': Caught a pass from
3/6
12': Ran through
18': Tackled by (Strength)
78': Ran through
2/3
10': Missed (Strength)
0/1
  
04/10
9.
12': Passed to
18': Passed to
20': Passed to
28': Passed to
30': Passed to
44': Passed to
48': Passed to
55': Passed to
58': Passed to
64': Passed to
70': Failed pass to
78': Passed to
11/12
 
18': Ran through
28': Ran past
40': Tackled by (Speed)
55': Ran past
62': Tackled by (Strength)
72': Tackled by (Strength)
3/6
26': Missed (Speed)
38': Missed (Speed)
76': Missed (Speed)
0/3
  
10/10
10.
5': Passed to
1/1
5': Caught a pass from
30': Caught a pass from
55': Dropped a pass from
70': Dropped a pass from
2/4
30': Tackled by (Strength)
0/1
36': Tackled (Strength)
1/1
  
05/10
11.
5': Failed pass to
0/1
5': Caught a pass from
44': Caught a pass from
2/2
5': Ran past
44': Tackled by (Speed)
1/2
52': Missed (Strength)
0/1
  
04/10
12.
1': Passed to
55': Failed pass to
64': Passed to
2/3
1': Caught a pass from
20': Caught a pass from
55': Caught a pass from
64': Caught a pass from
4/4
20': Ran through
64': Ran past
2/2
46': Missed (Strength)
52': Missed (Strength)
0/2
  
09/10
13.
58': Failed pass to
0/1
16': Dropped a pass from
58': Caught a pass from
1/2
    
03/10
14.
48': Failed pass to
0/1
48': Caught a pass from
1/1
48': Ran past
1/1
   
05/10
15.
1': Passed to
1/1
1': Caught a pass from
1/1
 
66': Tackled (Strength)
1/1
  
07/10
 21/3121/3120/297/180/00/0 
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
67% Pressure Passes
68% Broken Tackles
39% Tackles

Red Bull AXT

 Pressure PassesCatchesBroken TacklesTacklesBalls wonRatings
1.  
53': Caught a pass from
68': Dropped a pass from
1/2
53': Tackled by (Strength)
0/1
74': Missed (Strength)
0/1
  
02/10
2.
52': Passed to
1/1
52': Caught a pass from
1/1
    
06/10
3.
53': Passed to
1/1
32': Caught a pass from
34': Dropped a pass from
52': Caught a pass from
2/3
32': Tackled by (Strength)
0/1
5': Missed (Strength)
24': Missed (Strength)
0/2
  
03/10
4.  
10': Dropped a pass from
0/1
 
74': Tackled (Strength)
1/1
  
04/10
5.
32': Passed to
1/1
38': Dropped a pass from
0/1
32': Ran through
50': Tackled by (Strength)
60': Tackled by (Strength)
1/3
   
03/10
6.
10': Failed pass to
34': Failed pass to
68': Failed pass to
0/3
76': Dropped a pass from
0/1
10': Ran through
10': Ran through
34': Ran through
46': Ran through
46': Ran through
46': Tackled by (Strength)
5/6
1': Missed (Strength)
16': Missed (Strength)
28': Tackled (Strength)
42': Missed (Strength)
1/4
  
02/10
7.
53': Passed to
1/1
53': Caught a pass from
1/1
 
1': Missed (Strength)
12': Missed (Strength)
16': Missed (Strength)
18': Tackled (Strength)
28': Missed (Strength)
42': Missed (Strength)
1/6
  
02/10
8.
52': Passed to
1/1
52': Caught a pass from
1/1
52': Ran through
66': Tackled by (Strength)
1/2
   
06/10
9.
8': Failed pass to
26': Passed to
36': Passed to
38': Passed to
52': Passed to
76': Failed pass to
4/6
 
26': Ran past
38': Ran past
76': Ran past
3/3
18': Missed (Strength)
28': Missed (Speed)
40': Tackled (Speed)
55': Missed (Speed)
62': Tackled (Strength)
72': Tackled (Strength)
3/6
  
09/10
10.
26': Failed pass to
38': Failed pass to
0/2
8': Dropped a pass from
26': Caught a pass from
36': Caught a pass from
38': Caught a pass from
3/4
36': Tackled by (Strength)
0/1
24': Tackled (Strength)
30': Tackled (Strength)
2/2
  
05/10
11.    
48': Missed (Speed)
0/1
  
03/10
12.
52': Passed to
1/1
26': Dropped a pass from
52': Caught a pass from
1/2
52': Ran through
1/1
20': Missed (Strength)
64': Missed (Speed)
80': Missed (Strength)
0/3
  
03/10
13.
38': Passed to
1/1
38': Caught a pass from
1/1
    
06/10
14.    
5': Missed (Speed)
44': Tackled (Speed)
1/2
  
04/10
15.    
78': Missed (Strength)
0/1
  
03/10
 11/1811/1811/189/290/00/0 
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
61% Pressure Passes
61% Broken Tackles
31% Tackles