On Sunday, in the Premiership Rugby, Northampton snatched the win from Wasps in the last minute and beat them by 40-36. Wasps were going with a 36-28 lead with two minutes remaining, but in the last minute, Northampton scored, led the display by 40-36, and gained a spectacular victory over them.
This heart-breaking last-minute defeat may soon feel like the least of their worries for Wasps. It appears increasingly likely the Wasps will enter administration within the next week, and there are also chances of Wasps going to relegation state.
On BT Sport, the former England Rugby team and Wasps player Lawrence Dallaglio suggested that his old club should be spared demotion because, unlike the already relegated Worcester, they were too big a name for the English Premiership to fail.
Dallaglio rhetorically asked that the reality is, do you want to lose one of the biggest brands in world rugby and one of the brands that have been one of the most successful sides in the Premiership? Let’s hope it does not come to that, Dallaglio said.
After this win, Northampton stands at 6th in the league, while Wasps stands 10th, very near the relegation stage.
It was a sensational match in which Wasps were going with leading the display whole the game. Wasps were going with a 36-28 lead, with only two minutes remaining, but the Saints’ player came back into the attack, scored, led the display, and won the game in the last minute.
Even, Phil Dawson, Northampton’s coach, had some sympathy for the hosts.
Dawson said Wasps are a club with a lot of history, and they are in purgatory at the moment, and I hope they can get through this soon.