We're into the Premiership 2011!

The premiership as begun - and Wasps had an 'interesting' start. Harlequins opened the scoring almost immediately with a try from Nick Easter, and Wasps were chasing the game from the get-go. Penalties were kicked from both sides (Van Gisbergen missing one, and getting two others, Nick Evans had two successes for Quins). Then Andy Powell scored for Wasps, bringing the score to 13-13. Five minutes later, Varndell took Wasps ahead, if memory serves, this was on the back of some work from Flutey.

Wasps stayed ahead until halfway through the second half, when Quins edged ahead with a score of 26-29.

Thankfully, with four minutes to go, Van Gisbergen scored a penalty bringing the score to 29-29 - and Quins attempt at a drop goal missed the mark.

Neither team could score again, and the match ended in a draw, which is reasonably rare.

Elsewhere in the premiership Irish beat Saracens and Sale beat Newcastle. Surprisingly, the new entrant to the premiership, Exeter, beat the Cherry and Reds by 22-10. Well done to them.

Still to play are Leeds vs. Bath and Northampton vs. Leicester, but as things stand, the table looks like this:

Team P W D L F A BP PTS
1 London Irish 1 1 0 0 33 16 1 5
2 Sale 1 1 0 0 35 18 0 4
3 Exeter 1 1 0 0 22 10 0 4
4 Harlequins 1 0 1 0 29 29 0 2
5 Wasps 1 0 1 0 29 29 0 2
6 Bath 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Leeds Carnegie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Leicester 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Northampton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Gloucester 1 0 0 1 10 22 0 0
11 Newcastle 1 0 0 1 18 35 0 0
12 Saracens 1 0 0 1 16 33 0 0
Table Built: Sunday, 05 September 2010 08:32 UK