Wasps

'We could win the most games and lose the fewest, but still not be champs'

Bucks Free Press:

7:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

IF High Wycombe CC win their last three games they will probably end the season with more victories and fewer defeats than any other side in the Home Counties League; it still might not be enough to wrap up the title though.

Young: I'm pleased with our quality and depth

Bucks Free Press:

1:40pm Monday 18th August 2014

WASPS made a victorious return to Adams Park on Sunday with a 38-24 pre-season win over London Welsh.

Wasps to begin Champions Cup at two of the toughest venues in Europe

Bucks Free Press:

12:03pm Monday 18th August 2014

IF Wasps weren’t sure what life in the European Rugby Champions Cup entails, their opening two away fixtures provides a fairly brutal example.

Haskell handed Wasps armband to go with new deal

Bucks Free Press:

11:25am Monday 18th August 2014

JAMES Haskell has been named captain of Wasps this season, taking over from centre Chris Bell.

Wasps ease into gear with Welsh warm-up win

Bucks Free Press: Nathan Hughes was inspired against Gloucester

5:44pm Sunday 17th August 2014

WASPS made a winning start to pre-season with a 38-24 victory over London Welsh at Adams Park today, but this was all about blowing away cobwebs and giving a new-look team some game time before the serious business starts in a few weeks.

Have Wasps made that 30 per cent jump this summer?

Bucks Free Press:

7:00am Friday 15th August 2014

WASPS return to Adams Park on Sunday for the first time since their 30-29 victory over Stade Francais on May 18.

Wasps lose three from three at sevens

Bucks Free Press: Tom Howe

2:30pm Monday 4th August 2014

WASPS suffered three defeats from three as they finished bottom of their pool at the JP Morgan sevens tournament on Friday night.

Wasps good to go for sevens challenge

Bucks Free Press: Tom Howe

9:00am Friday 1st August 2014

NEW arrival Ollie Evans will captain the Wasps side that plays in the JP Morgan 7s tonight.

Wasps need to hit the ground running says Howe

Bucks Free Press: Tom Howe shone against Saracens

3:41pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

TOM Howe said Wasps can't afford to play catch-up if they're to improve on last year's league position.

Wasps add Titterrell to coaching setup

Bucks Free Press: Warning: Andy Titterrell says London Welsh are not the finished article

1:14pm Monday 28th July 2014

EX ENGLAND and Lions hooker Andy Titterrell has been added to the Wasps backroom team.

RGS Old Boy makes inspirational return

Bucks Free Press:

4:45pm Monday 21st July 2014

WASPS star Christian Wade was back at his old school RGS High Wycombe last week for their junior prize giving event.

Jennifer Phyllis Smith

1:51am Friday 18th July 2014

Jennifer Phyllis Smith Dearest Mum wishing you a Very Happy 70th Birthday on 17th July 2014! Love always Karen, Linda & Martin xxx

Wasps star eyes up Olympic send off

Bucks Free Press:

1:10pm Friday 18th July 2014

TOM Varndell says a run out at the Rio Olympics would be a fine way to sign off his career in 2016.

Wasps eager to end Twickenham traumas

Bucks Free Press:

12:53pm Thursday 17th July 2014

WASPS kick off the new Aviva Premiership season against Saracens at Twickenham on September and director of rugby Dai Young says it’s time to draw a line under their recent near misses and Rugby HQ.

Goode: I love this game and want to keep playing

Bucks Free Press:

12:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

ANDY Goode says his only target for Wasps this season is to play enough games to earn another contract.

7s Series serves as Premiership dress-rehearsal for Wasps

Bucks Free Press:

7:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

WASPS will get an advance viewing of their early season opponents after being drawn with Saracens, Northampton and Harlequins in the Premiership Rugby 7s.

Wasps: We need to gell quickly

Bucks Free Press:

3:21pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

WASPS director of rugby Dai Young says blending a much-changed squad together will be one of the biggest challenges of the season.

Wasps beef up with Wales international forward

Bucks Free Press:

1:30pm Monday 7th July 2014

WASPS have strengthened their front row options by signing an international prop.

Former Wasp signs up for Commonwealth Games

Bucks Free Press:

7:00am Friday 4th July 2014

CHARLIE Hayter is going to the Commonwealth Games after signing a contract with England Sevens.

Wasps drop 'London' from their name

Bucks Free Press:

9:30am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

WASPS have announced they will drop ‘London’ from their name and revert to just Wasps.

Wade ready and raring to go again

Bucks Free Press: Christian Wade

3:40pm Friday 27th June 2014

CHRISTIAN Wade has declared himself 'fully fit' and raring to go ahead of pre-season training at Wasps.

Launchbury picked for final All Blacks Test

Bucks Free Press: Joe Launchbury goes over at Twickenham

2:27pm Friday 20th June 2014

WASPS forward Joe Launchbury will start for England in the third and final Test against New Zealand in Hamilton tomorrow.

Wasps lock dropped for final New Zealand Test

Bucks Free Press: Matt Mullan

10:43am Thursday 19th June 2014

WASPS forwards Joe Launchbury and Matt Mullan will start on the bench for England’s final Test against New Zealand in Hamilton on Saturday.

Wasps fly half makes Italian move

Bucks Free Press: Joe Carlisle

2:31pm Thursday 12th June 2014

FLY half Joe Carlisle has joined Treviso after being released by Wasps.

Wasps forward left out for All Blacks Test

Bucks Free Press: James Haskell

12:15pm Thursday 12th June 2014

WASPS' back row James Haskell has been left out for England's second Test against the All Blacks, kicking off in Dunedin on Saturday morning.

Wasps duo sign for Welsh

Bucks Free Press: Taione Vea

3:32pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

WASPS pair Taione Vea and Ricky Reeves have signed for London Welsh.

Wasps handed three peaks challenge with European draw

Bucks Free Press: Dai Young

7:00am Wednesday 11th June 2014

WASPS know exactly how high the mountain is after being handed their own three peaks challenge this week with the draw for next seasons inaugural Champions Cup.

Wasps handed tough Champions Cup draw

Bucks Free Press: Dai Young

1:36pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

WASPS have been drawn in Pool 2 of the European Rugby Champions Cup, alongside teams from Ireland, France and the Aviva Premiership.

Wasps release duo

Bucks Free Press: Joe Carlisle

12:31pm Friday 6th June 2014

JOE Carlisle and Rory Pitman have both been released by Wasps, the club announced today.

Haskell recalled by England

Bucks Free Press: James Haskell was superb against Gloucester

3:38pm Thursday 5th June 2014

JAMES Haskell is back in the England team after reclaiming his place in Stuart Lancaster’s starting XV to face New Zealand in the first Test of the summer on Saturday.

Five things we learned about Wasps this season

Bucks Free Press: Wasps should be top seeds for the Amlin Challenge Cup

1:24pm Monday 2nd June 2014

WASPS aren't the full package yet, but we got a glimpse of what that will look like.

Wasps pair play for England

Bucks Free Press: Joe Simpson raced nearly 80m to score

9:41am Monday 2nd June 2014

TWO of Wasps' most exciting talents played for England at Twickenham yesterday.

Launchbury: We saved the best till last

Bucks Free Press: Joe Launchbury

2:30pm Friday 30th May 2014

ENGLAND lock Joe Launchbury says Wasps saved their best performance of the season for their biggest game in years.

Goode: This is the first step in the rebuilding of Wasps

Bucks Free Press: Andy Goode

11:00am Friday 30th May 2014

WASPS fly half Andy Goode says last Saturday's win over Stade Francais is the first real step in the rebuilding of Wasps.

Wasps sign whole team on new deals

Bucks Free Press: My best Wasps XV

2:36pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

WASPS have resigned an entire team on new contracts with 15 players penning new long-term contracts.

Wasps star recalled by England

Bucks Free Press: James Haskell is in fantastic form

1:21pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

JAMES Haskell is one of three Wasps included in Stuart Lancaster’s initial 30-strong touring party to New Zealand this summer, while two more Wasps have been named in the squad taking on the Barbarians on Sunday.

Wasps look European class as they secure Champions Cup spot

Bucks Free Press: Tom Varndell runs in another try

5:35pm Saturday 24th May 2014

WASPS are again on the inside looking out after beating Stade Francais 20-6 in the second leg of their Champions Cup play-off in Paris this afternoon.

Young: We have to keep moving forward

Bucks Free Press: Excited: Dai Young is relishing Wasps’ clash with Quins  tomorrow

5:47pm Saturday 24th May 2014

DAI Young says there is an awful lot of work to do this summer after his team booked their place in next season’s Champions Cup with arguably their best performance under Young.

Wasps in Paris hoping to win their own European election

Bucks Free Press: James Haskell was superb against Gloucester

10:00am Friday 23rd May 2014

EXACTLY ten years ago today Wasps beat Toulouse to win their first Heineken Cup.

Qualifying for Europe? It’s not about the money

Bucks Free Press: Dai Young

7:00am Friday 23rd May 2014

QUALIFYING for next season’s inaugural European Rugby Champions Cup is not about the money.

In his own words: Joe Simpson talks us through 'that try'

Bucks Free Press: Joe Simpson raced nearly 80m to score

5:00pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

JOE Simpson was every bit as slippery as he is on a rugby field when asked this week how many times he’s watched back his dazzling solo try against Stade Francais.

Wasps lock nominated for Young Player gong

Bucks Free Press: Joe Launchbury goes over at Twickenham

10:39am Tuesday 20th May 2014

JOE Launchbury has been nominated for the LV=Young Player of the Year Award.

Do Wasps have the weapons to hurt Stade in Paris

Bucks Free Press: Tom Varnell races home to score against Stade Francais

10:06am Monday 19th May 2014

DAI Young believes Wasps will have chances to hurt Stade Francais when they go to the Stade Jean-Bouin on Saturday for the second leg of their European play-off.

Wasps out flair the French to take first blood

Bucks Free Press: Win Wasps tickets

6:04pm Sunday 18th May 2014

IF Wasps needed motivation ahead of next weekend's trip to Paris then their 30-29 win over Stade Francais in the first leg of their European play-off was it.

Young backs Wasps to finish the job in France

Bucks Free Press: Excited: Dai Young is relishing Wasps’ clash with Quins  tomorrow

6:30pm Sunday 18th May 2014

DAI Young says Wasps will go to Paris full of confidence next Saturday after beating Stade Francais 30-29 at Adams Park today.

Haskell tops the polls at Wasps awards night

Bucks Free Press: James Haskell

9:00am Friday 16th May 2014

JAMES Haskell won two of the top awards at Wasps' annual awards night this week.

Wasps relive Franklin's Gardens nightmare

Bucks Free Press: Chris Bell

11:00am Thursday 15th May 2014

WASPS captain Chris Bell admits it was a difficult post-mortem after Saturday’s walloping by Northampton Saints.

Wasps: The next step will be the toughest

Bucks Free Press: My best Wasps XV

7:00am Thursday 15th May 2014

WHETHER they’re at Europe’s top table or not next season, Wasps believe the next step in their development will be the toughest.

Record loss will cost players their Wasps careers

Bucks Free Press: Dai Young

5:30pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

SUNDAY’s record defeat to Northampton Saints will cost some players their Wasps futures.

Wasps expect 'double figure changes' for Stade Francais

Bucks Free Press: Dai Young

4:21pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

WASPS will be unrecognisable from the side that collapsed to their heaviest ever Premiership defeat last weekend when they host Stade Francais on Sunday.


Wasps on the web

A bit of a moan... (link)

rugbynetwork.net 4:48pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Not long ago Wasps were on the brink of bankruptcy. It could easily have seen the end of one of the biggest names in…

Bayonne 13-13 Wasps (link)

bbc.co.uk 10:13pm Sat 8 Dec 12

Christian Wade's try helps Wasps hold onto top spot of Pool 3 with a 13-13 Amlin Challenge Cup draw at Bayonne.

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