Wasps leave Adams Park on a high note


Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

WASPS waved goodbye to Adams Park for the fi­nal time on Sun­day after bring­ing the cur­tain down on 12 years in High Wy­combe.

It was in 2002 that the tra­di­tion­ally north-west London club ar­rived in the Chilterns after leav­ing their home of more than 70 years in Sud­bury, via a six-year stay at QPR’s Lof­tus Road.

How­ever, fol­low­ing four Premier­ship ti­tles, two Heineken Cups and one An­glo Welsh Cup dur­ing their stay, Wasps will now up sticks a fur­ther 80-odd miles to play at Coven­try’s Ri­coh Arena.

Their fi­nal game in HP12 saw a seven try blitz against Cas­tres Olympique in the Euro­pean Cham­pi­ons Cup, watched by some 6,507 fans.

Tom Varn­dell and Ben Ja­cobs each bagged a brace of tries, with Ja­cobs scor­ing the last ever try at Adams Park with the fi­nal move of the game to round off a 44-17 win.

Wasps chief Dai Young said: “I’m re­ally pleased that it was a great way to say thank you to Adams Park, which has been our home for 12 years.

“It’s goodbye to Adams Park but hope­fully it’s not goodbye to all the sup­port­ers, be­cause we do hope to get as many of the

(Above) Wasps’ Ben Ja­cobs scores the last ever try at Adams Park; (right) Ja­cobs cel­e­brates with Ed Sherv­ing­ton sup­port­ers down to the Ri­coh “The fans have been fan­tas­tic. We with us. haven’t al­ways had the big­gest

“We’ve had real pos­i­tive crowds, but the ones that do come re­sponse from them. We’ve are al­ways here. showed them around up there and “They are loud and they are ev­ery­one seems quite pos­i­tive. pas­sion­ate.

“We’re re­ally hope­ful that we “It is the start of a new era. It can take as many as pos­si­ble there has been fan­tas­tic here and the and ob­vi­ously at­tract some new fans have been great, but next sup­port­ers as well.” week is a new chap­ter and we are

Two try hero Varn­dell added: look­ing for­ward to it.”


Pho­tos by Ac­tion Images


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