Wasps Rugby Team have been dealt a major injury blow with the news that both Rob Webber and Dom Waldouck will not be available. Both players missed Saturday's 33-25 home victory over London Irish after being injured in the previous weekend's 18-16 win against Bath.

Webber could be out for up to three months, and may undergo surgery after rupturing his biceps tendon.

Waldouck is in rehab after a bulging disc left him with an arm weakness.


But suffered a fourth consecutive defeat at the hands of an impressive wasps side. A Dave Walder penalty and Tom Varndell try gave Wasps a deserved half-time lead as the hosts looked lacklustre.

Olly Barkley was on target with two penalty attempts after the break but Walder's boot ensured Wasps' victory.

A second successive home defeat for Bath means they could slip to ninth in the Premiership table if Harlequins beat winless Leeds on Sunday.

Wasps began with some stout defending in the opening quarter but Bath lacked the precision to get on the scoreboard.


In a good news to London Wasps Rugby Union, Tom Varndell and Dan Ward-Smith have agreed to new contract extensions. Winger Varndell, 24, and second row Ward-Smith, 32, both joined the club at the beginning of last season and went on to make 29 appearances each.

Director of Rugby Tony Hanks said: "We are really pleased to secure the services of these two quality players. "Both Tom and Dan have bought into the Wasps way and established themselves as key members of the squad."


Wasps only drew with Harlequins in a match which ended 29-29. Nick Easter scored Quins first try from a simple switch with fly-half Nick Evans before Andy Powell crossed on his debut for Wasps.

Tom Varndell streaked away to put Wasps in charge after Rikki Flutey's break, while Evans and Mark van Gisbergen were on target with the boot throughout.

Mike Brown's converted second-half try gave Quins a three-point lead but a late Wasps penalty cancelled it out.

The game was a tight affair throughout, characterised by Evans and Van Gisbergen's exchanges with the boot.


Joe Simpson, whose hopes of featuring in the Six Nations this year were dashed by a serious shoulder injury, suffered further disappointment on Monday when he was ruled out of England's summer tour with an untimely hamstring strain.

Simpson, 21, will be doubly frustrated because he picked up the injury during a seven-minute appearance against the Barbarians on Sunday when he replaced David Strettle on the wing and scarcely featured in the game.


Wasps' former New Zealand scrum-half Mark Robinson has retired from rugby.

The 34-year-old, who joined Wasps from Northampton in 2008, has been forced to retire after suffering from "a progressively degenerative right knee".

"It has been a very difficult season for me and despite every effort to come back, my knee injury is just too severe and too painful to continue," he said.

Wasps have also announced that lock Dan Leo will leave the club in the summer to join French side Bordeaux.

Leo, 27, joined Wasps in 2006 and has played 87 times for the first team.


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