London Wasps and Bath set up all-English Amlin Cup semi-final

London Wasps have set up an all-English Amlin Cup semi-final against Bath after beating Gloucester 36-24 at Adams Park tonight.

The two Premiership sides will now meet on Sunday, April 27 while on the Friday (April 25) Northampton will host Harlequins in the other all-English semi-final.

With both sides looking to get their hands on a trophy after a disappointing Premiership season, it took a long time for the outcome of the game to be decided but Wasps eventually came on top thanks to tries from Matt Mullan, Carlo Festuccia, and Viliami Helu while Andy Goode contributed with 21 with the boots.

Goode slotted an early drop-goal to put Wasps in the lead before England prop  Mullan made it 10-0 on the half-hour barging his way over.

Rob Cook reduced the gap with a penalty for the Cherry and Whites but Goode swiftly replied with one of his own and the home side went into the break leading 13-3.

Hooker Festuccia with a try and five more points from Goode made it 23-3 but Gloucester were handed a life line when Wasps No.8 Nathan Hughes was show a yellow card for collapsing a maul.

The visitors took full advantage as Jonny May and Gareth Evans brought them back within six points with two quick tries.

But back to a full complement, Wasps pulled away through to the boot of Goode before Helu put the game beyond reach with four minutes to go despite a late try from Martyn Thomas for  Gloucester.

Earlier this afternoon, Bath ran in six tries to thump Brive 39-7 at The Rec and book their place in the last four.

Horacio Hagulla got the first try of the game inside the first ten minutes and Bath sealed the deal around the half-hour mark with three more tries in seven minutes.

First Nick Abendanon and Semesa Rokoduguni showed quick feet and pace to go over before Agulla scored his second for a 25-0 lead at the break.

Back on the field, the home side picked up were they left off with Micky Young sneaking in from close range early before Puma winger Agulla completed his hat-trick with 30 minutes to go.

Bath lost their shape after the hour with a host of replacements being made which saw Brive get on the broad through former Scarlets No.8 Kieran Murphy.

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