At the weekend I went to see Wasps play Bath in the Guinness Premiership Semi Final at Adams Park. Wasps had got to second in the table thanks to a nail biting climax to the season, with it all hanging on the last weekend.
Gloucester were first, Wasps second, Bath third and Leicester were fourth.
This doesn't settle the season, though. Due to the fixture congestion a playoff system was introduced (which helps to compensate clubs who lose many of their players to England - such as Wasps and Leicester). Gloucester played Leicester, and Wasps played Bath.
Bath came out fighting, and had dominance in terms of territory. They took an early lead, and it was 30 minutes into the game before Wasps put points on the board.
A second try just before half time was psychologically significant. In the second half, Wasps went on to win, 21-10, and are going to Twickenham.
Wasps players were really up against the wall. Danny Cipriani suffered a horrendous injury to his ankle - and he will be out of action for several months, maybe six to nine months. If you're someone who of delicate disposition, I would recommend that you not search for the photos (which are out there). Feet are not supposed to point in that direction. Tom Voyce also had a problem due a a dislocated shoulder and had a hospital visit too.
There were a few other injuries, requiring pitch side assistance.
It's really great that Wasps are through - the final should be a superb day.
The Gloucester vs. Leicester game was very tight, but Leicester just got the edge thanks to a last minute drop goal. The final will be Wasps vs. Leicester - and Gloucester once again falls short at the big occasion.