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- Semi-final: Lyon 20-18 Wasps
- Premiership denied fall just short despite spirited display
For a while it seemed Wasps were heading for a European final for the first time in 15 years. Ultimately it was not to be but the Premiership’s ninth-placed club pushed Lyon right to the wire moments before the hosts could secure their place in the Challenge Cup finale in Marseille on Friday week.
With under half an hour to go Wasps were ahead 11-10 thanks to Jimmy Gopperth’s second penalty of the game but a converted try for the 20-year-old replacement hooker Yanis Charcosset and 15 points from fly-half Leo Berdeu, the top scorer in this season’s French Top 14, proved just enough to propel Lyon to the first European final in their history.
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