Bayonne 13 - 13 Wasps

Match info: Rugby Challenge Cup at

Date: 08/12/2012 KO: 20:00 Att: 12,000

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


TriesO'Connor (40)ConversionsGarcia (40)PenaltiesPotgieter (24, 68)



TriesWade  (59) Swainston (74)PenaltiesRobinson (53)

FT (ht: 10-0)

  • Last Updated: December 8 2012, 22:36 GMT

London Wasps battled back from a 10-point deficit to secure a 13-13 draw against Amlin Challenge Cup Pool Three rivals Bayonne to set up a virtually decisive return match at Adams Park next weekend.

Winger Wade crossed over for a try
Winger Wade crossed over for a try

The French side built a 10-0 lead in the first half thanks to a penalty from Jacques-Louis Potgieter and a try on the stroke of half-time from Marvin O'Connor which Potgieter converted.

But the second half saw the pool leaders hit back and take a share of the spoils to remain a point in front of their French opponents in the battle for a quarter-final place.

Nicky Robinson kicked a penalty after 51 minutes and then speedy wing Christian Wade crossed for a vital try.

Wade had caused the Bayonne defence no end of problems throughout the game with his pace and tricky running and was full value for his try. Robinson converted and then went for a match-winning drop goal with almost the last kick of the match, but failed to hit the mark.

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