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Summary

  1. Full-time: Wasps 41-35 Leicester
  2. Tigers lock Will Spencer sent off for dangerous play
  3. Wasps' Juan de Jongh and Leicester's Jonny May scored two tries each

Live Reporting

By Adam Williams

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all folks

    Juan de Jongh

    Not a bad bit of Sunday afternoon entertainment that.

    If you weren't with us to follow all those 76 points and the red card - make sure you take the chance to have a good read through how it all unfolded.

    As mentioned, we'll be back from Friday night with even more Premiership rugby union.

    Until then, thanks for being with us...

  2. Coming up next week

    Premiership continues with round four

    Marler huddle

    Not long to wait until your next fix of Premiership action as it all returns for another busy weekend from Friday night.

    Here's the full fixture list:

    Friday:

    Newcastle v Exeter (19:45 BST)

    Saturday (kick-off 15:00 BST):

    Bath v Northampton

    Bristol Bears v Harlequins

    Sale v Wasps

    Sunday (kick-off 15:00 BST):

    Leicester v Worcester

    Saracens v Gloucester

  3. Read all about it!

    FT: Wasps 41-35 Leicester

    Tries, red cards, sin-binnings, controversies, you name it. Plenty of everything in that one at the Ricoh Arena.

    Owen Phillips' developing match report sums it all up and what it all means and make sure you give it a read here...

    Wasps edge 14-man Leicester in thriller

    Leicester's Will Spencer is sent off just before the interval

    Wasps resist a gutsy effort by 14-man Leicester to earn a narrow win in a thrilling eight-try game at the Ricoh Arena.

    Read more
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  4. Wasps up to fourth

    FT: Wasps 41-35 Leicester

    Well, well. What a game that was. No end of talking points.

    That win lifts Wasps up to fourth after three matches, Leicester in seventh. But.it's still very early days of course.

  5. Full-time reaction

    FT: Wasps 41-35 Leicester

    Hughes

    Wasps number eight Nathan Hughes on BT Sport:

    "Don't take anything away from Leicester. Despite the red card, they showed just how powerful a unit they are.

    "They still wanted to play and credit to our boys, we stuck to the game plan.

    "It wasn't a perfect performance, but we're happy with the win."

  6. Full-time reaction

    FT: Wasps 41-35 Leicester

    Sopoaga

    Wasps fly-half Lima Sopoaga on BT Sport:

    "That was a really tough game, but we're just so delighted to finish on the right side of the scoreline.

    "That was a pretty tough Tigers side, even before they went down to 14 players, so just thrilled to get the win."

  7. Post update

    FT: Wasps 41-35 Leicester

    FT

    What a game and what a tale of scorers.

    Reaction to come shortly

  8. Full-time

    Wasps 41-35 Leicester

    And Wasps do see it out from the restart.

    A breathless game ends with them running down the clock and Dan Robson booting the ball out of touch.

    Leicester's brave 14 men for the whole second half gave it a good go, but in the end the men in black and amber win it by six points.

  9. Penalty: Wasps 41-35 Leicester

    Lima Sopoaga

    pen

    Lima Sopoaga takes his points tally to 21 for the afternoon and probably seals the victory.

    Leicester failed to roll away at the breakdown in side their own 22 and Sopoaga had the shot from in front of the posts to close it out.

  10. Post update

    Wasps 38-35 Leicester

    Clinical Wasps grunt this in the pack as they chew up the metres up the park and push Leicester back, forcing the mistakes at the breakdown.

    Into the closing moments and they now have another shot at goal to close out the match.

  11. Post update

    Wasps 38-35 Leicester

    Penalty to Wasps at a scrum in their own half as the two front rows stand up and the Wasps pack enjoyed that.

    It might well prove a match-winning moment.

  12. Post update

    Wasps 38-35 Leicester

    Last five minutes and still Leicester fighting to regain the lead.

    Wasps hold firm in defence and there are some tired looking bodies out there trying to suck up a few more deep breaths to see this one out.

    Jordan Olowofela can't quite get around past Elliot Daly and Christian Wade who stand firm to stop a potential match-winning try.

  13. Penalty: Wasps 38-35 Leicester

    Lima Sopoaga

    pen

    And that may well be a crucial three points from the boot of Lima Sopoaga.

    From 38 metres out and to the right of the posts he slots it through to put his side in the lead again with just under eight minutes to go.

    Lima Sopoaga
  14. Post update

    Wasps 35-35 Leicester

    Into the last 10 minutes and still no sign who might end up winning this one.

    How tired are the legs of the 14 Leicester players and how much will that count against them?

    Penalty conceded by Leicester for a high tackle on Dan Robson....

  15. Post update

    Wasps 35-35 Leicester

    Wave after wave of Wasps attempts to crash through the Leicester line, but they can't quite finish it off.

    Ben Youngs makes a last-ditch challenge on Lima Sopoaga to wrestle the ball out of his hands as he dives for the try line.

    Earlier Christian Wade threatened to burst through but couldn't escape the clutches of Dan Cole.

  16. Post update

    Wasps 35-35 Leicester

    Steve Johnson

    Ex-Leicester flanker on BBC Radio Leicester

    Wasps are really pressing now but Leicester have done remarkably well to still be in the game and it could still go either way.

  17. Post update

    Wasps 35-35 Leicester

    Leicester's line-out goes to pieces again as Wasps intercept one for the fifth time in this half.

    Now they try and launch another counter-attack....

  18. Penalty: Wasps 35-35 Leicester

    Lima Sopoaga

    pen

    And we're all square again.

    Wasps handed a penalty from Leicester obstruction as they threatened a try.

    Lima Sopoaga takes his tally to 12 points for the afternoon with an effort from 34 metres back to level things at 35-35.

    Anyone's game again...

  19. Post update

    Wasps 32-35 Leicester

    Couple of Leicester line-outs are intercepted by Wasps but they're their own worst enemy again when they give away a penalty when on the attack.

    Leicester's 14 men continue to hold on to the lead.

  20. Missed penalty

    Wasps 32-35 Leicester

    Wasps caught offside as Leicester build pressure just inside their half and it's hooker Tom Cruse who's just come off the bench who gives it away.

    But, Wasps survive further punishment on the scoreboard as George Ford's long-range effort off the tee bounces away off the right post.

    Leicester still just three points in the lead.