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Wasps say farewell at Dallaglio's Generation Game

London Wasps enjoyed a fabulous day of rugby and laughs to celebrate the career of Lawrence Dallaglio at Adams Park with the Lawrence Dallaglio Generation Game.

Legends of Wasps from the 1960s onwards gathered together to play three exhibition games of TAG, touch and full contact on the pitch, with plenty of supporter fun to be had outside in the car parks and between matches, with the teams of supporters competition in their own Dallaglio Generation game involving sumo suits, sack racing and space hoppers!

The day kicked off with Wasps stars of the future, our Apprentices, Academy and county players from our Bucks, Oxon and Middx catchment, playing each other in a highly entertaining select match.

The game saw tries from Stewart Hitchcock, Andy Berry, Cristian Wade, Tom Shiel, Richard Coskie, Truman Sullivan, Ryan Long and Chris Berry, with Tom Lukjaniec and Danny Barry adding conversions.

Unfortunately the game was marred by a nasty knee injury to Ollie Holmes, and everyone at Wasps wishes Ollie all the best for a speedy recovery over the coming months.

Golden Oldie Geech heads for the line!

Golden Oldie Geech heads for the line!

The senior fun commenced with a Golden Oldies vs 1XV TAG match. The likes of Ian McGeechan, Roger Uttley and Alan Black were in action for the Oldies, who trounced the 1XV four tries to three with scores for Rob Smith (great dive, Rob!), Bill Treadwell (very competitive, fab original 1960s boots) and Jon Seaton (two tries, looking suspiciously fit!). Wasps 1XV tries were from James Haskell (youngster running far too fast!) Simon Shaw and, of course, Lawrence Dallaglio.

Next up were the stars of the 80s. Wasps old and young were loving the sight of Dean Ryan back in black and gold, alongside a keen as mustard Mark Rigby who, with Kevin Dunn and Buster White were looking in alarmingly good shape! Their game of touch finished one try a-piece, scorers Kevin Dunn and Tom Palmer - although Sting was driven over for a late dubious try for the 1XV!

Finally, a full contact game of 20 minutes each way was enjoyed by a crowd of over 7,000, though some of those playing may have regretted their involvement when they tried to get out of bed the next day.

Damian Cronin breaks a tackle for the Legends

Damian Cronin breaks a tackle for the Legends

A thrilling 38-38 draw saw Kenny Logan, Paul Sampson, Matt Griffiths and Damian Cronin score for the Legends, with Mickey Skinner, David Doherty, Dan Leek and Henry Barrett answering for their Wasps Select XV.

The rugby was followed by presentations. Proceedings kicked off with a fond farewell to Fraser Waters, who announced on Sunday that he would be leaving the club at the end of the season, after ten years sterling service. Then, presentations to Lawrence by the club and supporters, culminating in the presentation of a custom-made Wasps-mobile to Lawrence, hand built to specifications overseen by Tom Rees and James Haskell (dangerous choice?!).

Look out for more on how you can see the building of Lawrence's car in TV show Chop Shop, to be shown on Discovery Channel later in the summer. Updates on broadcast times will be published on www.wasps.co.uk

Moment of the day? Has to be a full team pile on with referee Tony Spreadbury at the bottom.


Want more?

To see more action from the day and all the presentations, visit Bucks TVs website.

Supporters who would like a souvenir programme of the day can still buy their copy. Click here for more information.