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LionsWatch: Wade and Visser catch the eye out wide

LionsWatch: Wade and Visser catch the eye out wide

Christian Wade and Tim Visser both caught the eye on busy Saturday of action in the Aviva Premiership.

Bath 3-24 Wasps, Gloucester 27-30 Harlequins

Christian Wade and Tim Visser both caught the eye on busy Saturday of action in the Aviva Premiership.

With the RBS 6 Nations in a rest week, attention turned to domestic action as players stake their final claims for selection to The British & Irish Lions Tour to New Zealand in 2017.

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And Head Coach Warren Gatland will have taken note of what happened at the Rec as table toppers Wasps took on fourth-placed Bath.

2013 Lion Wade got the first try in an impressive all-round display that saw him make 96 metres from 14 carries, beating five defenders for two clean breaks.

He also made a fine covering tackle on David Denton when the Scotland international looked certain to touch down, the winger forcing the flanker into touch just before the ball was grounded.

Denton was joined in the Bath back row by Taulupe Faletau and despite the No 8 finishing on the losing side, he impressed with 60 metres from only five carries including a superb break down the blindside in the second half.

Luke Charteris was another Welshman released back for club duty this weekend the lock made seven tackles in for Bath.

On the opposite flank to Wade, Anthony Watson continued his own return from injury and the England winger made 62m with ball in hand for the West Country outfit.

England hooker Tommy Taylor also caught the eye up front for Wasps, making ten tackles and a fine line break for Kurtley Beale’s first-half score as Wasps emerged 24-3 winners to move further clear on top of the table.

Great win for the boys today at Kingsholm. On the ropes at one point but dug in and came back late for a memorable win! #COYQ

— Tim Visser (@timbovisser) March 4, 2017


The other game in the Premiership on Saturday saw Harlequins snatch a late win over Gloucester at Kingsholm and again it was the wide men who impressed.

Visser – fresh from his match-winning score for Scotland last weekend against Wales – crossed in the first half for Quins before England international Charlie Sharples hit back.

The flyer dotted down twice for the Cherry and Whites who led by 12 points with nine minutes remaining but in the end could not hold on for victory as Quins – who had Kyle Sinckler back from England duty – came roaring back. 
 

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