Wasps kings of Europe

Wasps ended Leicester’s dream of a treble with a crushing European Cup final win.

Wasps scored two tries to nil in winning 25-9.

Leicester, winners of the English Premiership and Knockout Cup, were aiming to become the first English club side to do the treble. But they were always second best to Wasps.

Wasps led 13-9 at halftime with tries from scrumhalf Eoin Reddan and hooker Raphael Ibanez and in a second half of growing intensity, drove it home via the boot of flyhalf Alex King.

“We defended like our lives depended on it and I think we deserved it,” Wasps captain Lawrence Dallaglio told Sky Sports on the day the future of the tournament was secured after an agreement between French and English clubs and the organisers.

The 81,076 Twickenham crowd was a record for a club match.