Varndell treble sends Wasps through

Sun, 11 Apr 16:05:27 2010

Tom Varndell celebrated a hat-trick as Wasps booked a place in the semi-finals of the Amlin Challenge Cup with a comfortable 42-26 victory over Gloucester.

Ben Jacobs and Serge Betsen had opened Wasps a 17-6 lead before Varndell sent another reminder to the England management about his devastating eye for the line with an electric try treble.

Varndell evaded three defenders to score his first as Wasps carried a 27-16 lead into the interval after a pulsating first half. Gloucester clung onto Wasps' coat-tails with a try from Adam Eustace - but Varndell's second-half double and 17 points from Danny Cipriani sealed the victory for Wasps.


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