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Wasps edge thriller

Richard Haughton scored a sensational late try as Wasps staged an astonishing fightback from 18-30 down at half-time to earn a 37-30 victory over Leicester - their first win of the Aviva Premiership season.

Champions Leicester had looked on course for victory after they crossed for four first-half tries, with a double from Tom Varndell at least keeping the hosts in touching distance.

But the Tigers, who lost their opener against Northampton before struggling past newly-promoted Exeter last weekend, failed to score in the second half. Their opponents did not quite roar back into the game but four second-half penalties from Dave Walder did bring them level with 10 minutes to play before substitute Haughton's late converted try sealed a memorable win.

Matt Smith, Ben Youngs, Billy Twelvetrees and Tom Croft touched down for the visitors.


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