London Wasps overcome stubborn Bayonne

Aviva Premiership Rugby Union side the London Wasps moved another step closer to securing a spot in the quarter finals of the Amlin Challenge Cup as Stephen Jones came out on top in the battle of the boots to edge the ever improving London side to their biggest achievement in years.

The win at Adams Park may just be a small step for the club in the context of the game but in the overall scheme of things, it is a huge win for the club that takes them closer to the next round of the second most European tournament.

Moreover, the 30-16 victory over Bayonne also takes the side 5 points clear of the French side with just two rounds left to play in the pool which will take place after the Christmas break in the New Year. Jones, the hero for The Wasps took his overall tally in European games to a massive 946 points with the help of four penalty strikes and now, the London Wasps only have to ensure that they suffer no slip-ups against Rugby Mogliano at Adams Park and against the Newport Gwent Dragons in Wales to make certain of a place in the last eight.

The match was end to end until Italian international Andrea Masi crossed the try line for the London side in the 73rd minute to put some daylight between the two clubs after the resilient Bayonne side had slashed the deficit at that time to just four points and were knocking at the door of the London club and it seemed that The Wasps had blown it.

But the London Wasps managed to hold on in the end to secure a famous win as they mark one of the most famous nights in the history of the club in recent times.