LAST GAME
ESHER RUGBY VS
Coventry
01 November 15:00 , National League One
Butts Park Arena
ESHER RUGBY 5
Ealing Trailfinders 22
25 October 15:00 , National League One
Molesey Road
Match report
Main sponsor CHK Mountford

Esher 0 - 50 Wasps

Esher's last home game of the year saw them face off against Premiership side Wasps.

The top-flight team bought down a side stacked full of international talent, including new Wasps skipper James Haskell, plus Joe Launchbury, Christian Wade and former England fly-half Andy Goode.

The game was a structured affair with just 30 minute halves to allow each side one final match before the start of each other's respective season's on September 6th.

Wasps showed their intent to play to their full potential early on and a penalty try was awarded to the High Wycombe men after several minutes camped on Esher's line.

Wasps centre and capped Barbarian Elliot Daly quickly added another try after a searing run, only for Esher to concede another penalty try on their line once again. Fijian powerhouse Nathan Hughes finished off the first half scoring by crashing over for Wasps' fourth try.

There were no conversions taken during the match to increase playing time and Esher went in to the changing rooms with a 20-0 deficit.

In the second half Esher conceded six tries as scrums became non contested but the rest of the match flowed as normal.

The men from Molesey Road showed some grit and determination to play attractive rugby against Wasps, never letting up and creating good contests at the breakdown, several times getting close to scoring.

However, Wasps international stars shone throughout in the second half, with flyer Christian Wade scorching from 70 metres out to score a try and Joe Launchbury showing his versatility at the line-out as well as open play to cross the whitewash.

The Club saw a record attendance for a pre-season fixture and walked away having provided a great contest for Wasps.

To see more of Esher make sure you get yourselves down to Molesey Road on September 6th for the National One opener against Cinderford. 

Esher

Director or Rugby: Mike Schmid

 

15. Spencer Sutherland

14. Andy Wright

13. Ollie Richards

12. Tom Cheeseman

11. Paul O'lima

10. Ian Cross

9. Andy Garner

 

1. Dave Millard

2. Neil Sweeney

3. Ben Featherstone

4. Neilus Keogh

5. Ian Kench

6. Brandon Walker

7. Joe Garner

8. Harrsion Collins

 

Substitutes

 

Saman Rezanpour

Cameron Leigh

Dave Simmons

Sam Davis

George Drye

Peter Synnott

Charlie Gossington

Pete Daly

Stuart Cummins

Robbie Shaw

Tom Bedford

Joe Brown

Will Hopkins

Andy Jones

 

Wasps

Director of Rugby: Dai Young

 

15. Rob Miller

14. Christian Wade

13. Elliot Daly

12. Chris Bell

11. Jonah Holmes

10. Andy Goode

9. Charlie Davies

 

1. Matt Mullan

2. Carlo Festuccia

3. Lorenzo Cittadini

4. Joe Launchbury

5. James Gaskell

6. Ashley Johnson

7. James Haskell

8. Nathan Hughes

 

Substitutes

 

Tom Lindsay

John Yapp

Phil Swainston

Kearnan Myall

Guy Thompson

Tom Bliss

Alex Lozowski

Andrea Masi

Tom Varndell

 

You can see several of the photos from last night's game below.

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