Sitting at the top of the AASE South league table Twyford were looking for nothing less than a bonus point win against Exeter College. Having not played together in eight weeks Wasps had strong hopes for a fast flowing game and a good performance. A heavy shower and boggy pitch put a dampner on these aspirations but the boys were still determined to move the ball and play the game with width and pace.
Twyford started well turning Exeter over at the kick off and stringing together several good plays together which resulted in David Onyme crossing in the corner after as little as five minutes. From this strong platform Twyford started to dominate up front and were able to spin the ball wide and make good ground through strong running of Heath Stevens and Mitchel Tamiau. Wasps continued to move the ball well with Will Robinson controlling play anf within 20 minutes the bonus pint had been secured as Alex Fan crashed over from a driven lineout.
At half time Wasps made some changes in the pack with Will Bigley and captain Tommy Smith coming off, Wasps still kept playing with purpose and intensity and collcted another couple of scores. However Exeter rallied well and deservedly scored a couple of tries of their own before Wasps rallied back to finish the game strongly. The game saw the return of Irish U18 winger Luke O’Keefe who despite a long lay off showed his dancing feet and explosive acceleration to grab a brace of ties in a 20minute cameo.
The final score was a convincing 57-15 victory and with a week off and a full squad to pick from competition for places will be tough as the boys make the long journey down for Truro for what promises to be a tough encounter.