WASPS DEFEATED IN FIRST OVERSEAS FIXTURE

The London Wasps were defeated by Harlequins in the first overseas fixture held in Rugby history. Karl Dickson, George Lowe and Ceri Jones crossed to help Quins to a 24-8 half-time lead, Tom Varndell replying for Wasps, nominally the home side.

Dickson’s second gave Harlequins a bonus point, before Joe Launchbury hit back for Wasps.

But Quins had the final word, Sam Smith crossing after Tom Williams’ long kick.

WASPS GAME MOVED

Wasps moved the LV cup game with harlequins to Abu Dhabi. The fixture, which will be played on Sunday 30 January, is the first competitive game between two English clubs to take place abroad.

Wasps owner Steve Hayes said: “We are truly delighted to be the first club to take a competitive game overseas.

“It reiterates our commitment to the game and also to building the long term future of London Wasps.”