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Premiership: Wasps back to form with narrow 17-13 win at Worcester


Wasps flanker Tom Willis set his side on their way to victory at Worcester with the first try of the afternoon - and his third of the season
Wasps flanker Tom Willis set his side on their way to victory at Worcester with the first try of the afternoon – and his third of the season
Worcester (3) 13
Try: David Con: Shillcock Pens: Shillcock 2
Wasps (14) 17
Tries: Gaskell, T Willis Cons: Gopperth 2 Pen: Atkinson

Wasps recovered from back-to-back Premiership losses as they sentenced Worcester to a ninth-straight defeat.

After Worcester went ahead with Jamie Shillcock’s early penalty, Wasps turned it round to lead 14-3 at the break when veteran Jimmy Gopperth converted tries from James Gaskell and Tom Willis.

Charlie Atkinson’s penalty stretched the visitors’ lead to 17-3.

Warriors secured a losing bonus point with Nick David’s try converted by Shillcock, who added another penalty.

But it could not prevent a 13th straight league win for Wasps over Worcester.

They have not lost to Warriors since moving to the Midlands from Buckinghamshire in 2014.

More to follow.

Worcester Warriors: Pennell; Humphreys, Venter, Beck, David; Shillcock, Simpson; Waller, Miller, Schonert, G Kitchener, Clegg, Hill (capt), Kvesic, du Preez.

Replacements: Cutting, Thomas, Palframan, A Kitchener, van Velze, Heaney, Smith, O Morris.

Wasps: Minozzi; Kibirige, Fekitoa, Gopperth, Bassett; Atkinson, Wolstenholme; West, Taylor, Brookes, Douglas, Gaskell, Shields (capt), B Morris, T Willis.

Replacements: Cruse, Harris, Toomaga-Allen, Vukasinovic, Vailanu, Vellacott, Umaga, Le Bourgeois.

Referee: Andrew Jackson (RFU).

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