# Wasps

Last month
February 2023
# sting in the tail
Wasps but not Worcester to return in England's second-tier
Both clubs were removed from the Premiership this season having been placed into administration.
Last year
# Blow
Worcester's takeover bid snubbed as Wasps get green light to return
Both clubs lost their places in the Premiership after being placed in administration.
# Financial lifeline
Wasps administrators confirm offer accepted for stricken club
The offer is only for the men’s rugby team and youth academy.
# Stung
Wasps to be relegated from the Premiership after RFU confirms club’s suspension
The Coventry-based club are the second team to be relegated from the top tier this season.
# Second Coming
John Ryan looks set to close in on 200 Munster appearances after returning from Wasps
The 34-year-old is in contention to play against Ulster as he edges closer to the milestone.
# uncertainty
English rugby giants Wasps enter administration with 167 employees made redundant
Wasps were suspended from the English top flight last week after saying they were ‘likely’ to enter administration.
# Financial meltdown
England's rugby chiefs accelerate plans to strengthen top-flight finances amid club crises
Wasps said on Wednesday they were now likely to join Worcester in going into administration.
# crisis
English club rugby reeling after Wasps join Worcester in fight for survival
Both English clubs are being pursued for unpaid tax and have been served with winding-up orders by Britain’s Revenue authorities.
# new chapter
Ireland hooker Moloney included in impressive list of new arrivals at Exeter Chiefs
The 29-year-old joins from Wasps ahead of the 2022/23 season.
# Cork University Hospital
Hospital installs hives to ease children’s bee and wasp sting fears
Cork University Hospital has become home to tens of thousands of honeybees.
# Wasps
Ireland international John Ryan to leave Munster at end of the season
The prop leaves to join Premiership side Wasps.
# good news
Wasps thank Munster and University Hospital Limerick as Young discharged
The Wales international was brought to hospital after sustaining an injury in yesterday’s Champions Cup clash.
# Injury Update
De Allende remains sidelined as Munster send Scannell for scan
Jason Jenkins, Chris Cloete, and Calvin Nash are all back in team training.
All time
# no ban
Shields' four-week ban after red card against Munster overturned on appeal
Shields had been suspended for four weeks but that has been struck off after his appeal.
# Kick On
'That game will be important to me when I retire. That'll be one you remember'
Munster captain Peter O’Mahony is keen for his team to kick on against Castres.
# Good start
This magical Munster mission to Coventry has energised the province
The travelling support made their voices heard before, during, and after the win over Wasps.
# pathway
'The young lads were so calm and composed.. it was a unique opportunity'
Munster academy boss Ian Costello deserves major credit for his role in the past fortnight.
# Captain
'It has been a mental experience, but I couldn't be prouder of the lads'
Peter O’Mahony is a proud man after his side’s win over Wasps.
# Stand up and fight
Munster's young guns thrill in wild and wonderful bonus-point win over Wasps
The southern province overcame their major disruptions to beat the 14-man hosts in Coventry.
# Disruption
Wasps forced into changes against Munster after positive Covid-19 tests
The English club have had a late setback before their clash in Coventry.
# Coventry Crew
Munster out to write another riveting chapter in their European history
Johann van Graan’s men are missing 34 senior players for this afternoon’s clash with Wasps.
# Team news
Munster name 5 debutants for Wasps game, 7 more uncapped players on bench
None of the 34 senior players who were on the recent trip to South Africa are involved.
# Skipper
This has been one of POM's most interesting captaining challenges
The 32-year-old says it has been about keeping things as “cool and chilled as possible.”
# backing
'It's going to be one of Munster's greatest wins. I have no doubt'
Billy Holland believes his former team-mates will do a job in Coventry.
# Hall of Fame
'I was probably at my lowest confidence I've ever been at as an international'
Claire Molloy has been inducted into the Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Hall of Fame.
# fresh faces
'I trained with a guy who was born in 2004... Earlsie could have been his father!'
Munster captain Peter O’Mahony has been impressed by the young players at training.
# Champions Cup
How are the Irish provinces' opponents shaping up for Europe?
Bath, Clermont, Stade Français, and Wasps provide the opposition this weekend.
# Prop Stocks
Munster boosted by return of tighthead Salanoa ahead of Wasps clash
The 24-year-old has yet to start a game for the southern province.
# Options
All indications are that Munster's clash with Wasps will go ahead as scheduled
The bulk of Johann van Graan’s senior squad are still in South Africa.
# True Great
'It was instantly obvious to me that she was a player ahead of her time'
Claire Molloy made a huge impact for Ireland over the course of 74 caps.
# IQ
Meath's Monaghan eager for another shot after Ireland debut
The second row started playing rugby in Brighton.
# next chapter
'It's an unbelievable privilege to play professional sport, but there are ups and downs'
Brendan Macken has retired at the age of 29 after a career with Leinster, Wasps, and London Irish.
# stinging
Wasps see off 14-man Montpellier to top Champions Cup pool
Over to you, Leinster…
# That'll sting
Wasps missing 11 players for Premiership final against Exeter Chiefs
Wasps’ participation in the Twickenham showpiece was in jeopardy due to a number of players testing positive for coronavirus.
# final hurdle
Wasps given all-clear to play in Premiership final following coronavirus cases
Wasps’ place in the showpiece finale had been in doubt after 11 positive coronavirus tests.
# On the brink
Wasps blitz Bristol to reach first Premiership final for three years
It was Wasps’ 12th victory in their last 13 Premiership games under head coach Lee Blackett and a huge blow for former Connacht coach, Pat Lam.
# Wrap
'I feel like I've been punched in the face quite a few times,' says Geordan Murphy after Leicester low-point
Tonight’s 54-7 defeat to Wasps comes as the worst of the Irishman’s Welford Road career.
# Finances
Three Premiership clubs confirm 25% pay cuts during league suspension
Saracens have also asked staff to take a pay reduction.
# exit door
Wasps announce Dai Young has left after nine years with the club
Irishman Ian Costello remains part of the club’s coaching staff.
# back from exile
Kidney's London Irish make winning Premiership return at Wasps
Wasps fell just short in their comeback bid as Declan Kidney and Les Kiss’ men made a winning start in their return to the top flight.