Wasps inflict big defeat on Royston

PUBLISHED: 09:24 11 December 2008 | UPDATED: 15:56 11 May 2010

Royston 9 Wasps 52 FOR the second weekend in a row the All Blacks humbled England with a clinical display of awesome rugby. This time it was the All Blacks of Wasps, comprising of 13 New Zealanders, one Australian and one Briton, defeating Royston, a tea

Royston 9 Wasps 52

FOR the second weekend in a row the All Blacks humbled England with a clinical display of awesome rugby.

This time it was the All Blacks of Wasps, comprising of 13 New Zealanders, one Australian and one Briton, defeating Royston, a team of Englishmen and one Australian.

The Wasps are riding high in Herts Middlesex Division Two and on this display it is no surprise.

Playing downhill with the slope, sun and wind in their favour the visitors scored four converted tries with their impressive Kiwi fly-half grabbing two and converting all four with drop goals.

Royston's Rob Turner kicked a penalty in the first half and early in the second Dan Ritsema scored his debut try for the first 15.

On the left wing he used his pace to sprint through the Wasps' defence and fell on to an excellent grubber kick from fly-half Mark Haworth, but Andy Smith failed with the conversion.

Royston were unable to capitalise on this confidence booster and despite several spells of pressure in the Wasps 22 they were unable to pierce their visitors' defence.

Wasps continued to be devastating in their attack and scored four more tries in the second half, two of which were converted.

The back row of Nick Alford, Gary Ryall and Dave Ayliffe out in a good shift all afternoon and scrum-half James Martin had an excellent game, but in the end it was a sobering lesson to learn as Royston suffered their biggest league defeat of the season.

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