Sam’s the man in stand out Wasps display at the Stoop

Photo: Richard Lane/Richard Lane Photography
Photo: Richard Lane/Richard Lane Photography
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Former Aylesbury Grammar School pupil and Aylesbury Rugby Club youngster Sam Jones continued his fine form for London Wasps in a 17-16 win at Harlequins.

After twice captaining an experimental side in the LV= Cup in previous weeks the number eight kept his spot for the Aviva Premiership match at The Stoop.

In an impressive outing Jones was named man-of-the-match as Wasps got their revenge for the opening day try fest 42-40 defeat at Twickenham.

Jones tweeted following the match: “Thanks for all the kind messages.

“Great to finally get a result against Quins, body is sore this morning but all worth it. Awesome effort by all.”

Two early tries from lightning wingers Tom Varndell and Christan Wade gave Wasps a 14-0 lead before Quins began making a comeback.

Wasps would not be undone, though, as they got their first win at The Stoop since 2007 and stayed in fourth and the crucial play-off spots in the league.

Next up for Wasps is Gloucester on Sunday.