Rugby union: talking points from the weekend’s European action

Pool 1: Wasps answer their ‘fairweather’ critics

Wasps must be kicking themselves for their late capitulation at Harlequins the previous weekend for there can be little doubt it was at the Stoop where their hopes of reaching the knockout stages disappeared. To their credit they produced perhaps their best performance of their campaign to eliminate Ulster, securing an emphatic bonus point win only to come up just short as they and Exeter finished as the two runners-up who failed to qualify. In doing so they may have also answered a few critics who could suggest they are a fairweather team – scoring four tries on a pitch as poor as theirs on Sunday is no mean feat. Credit goes to Quins, too, who were expected to slip to a cricket score defeat in La Rochelle without Mike Brown, Chris Robshaw and Kyle Sinckler but battled manfully until the end. Gerard Meagher

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