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Posted Monday, November 26th 2018

Stat attack: Wasps 32-28 Bristol Bears

Harry Thacker was star of the show for Bristol Bears, with his 33-minute cameo almost completing a memorable comeback for the visitors at the Ricoh Arena.

Check out the best of the stats from Saturday's Gallagher clash against Wasps. 



Thack-trick hero

As far as impacts from the bench go, this was about as good as it gets from Harry Thacker. 

The replacement hooker entered the fray on 47 minutes in place of Shaun Malton, before producing a stunning 33-minute cameo at the Ricoh Arena.

In his short time on the field, Thacker scored a 24-minute hat-trick, made 68 metres from 11 carries and completed six tackles (100%), to haul Bristol back into a contest they had looked dead and buried in.

It wasn't quite enough for the win, but Thacker's impact helped Bristol to two losing bonus-points.

Impact.


Twenty is plenty

In a game that saw Bristol Bears defending for long periods of time, the side's co-captain, Steven Luatua led the defensive effort from the back-row. 

Luatua completed 20 tackles (91%) against Wasps, as well as seven carries, as Pat Lam's side fought back from 32-7 down to almost sneak victory in Coventry.

Solid.


Under fire

Wasps' 50-minute dominance was demonstrated by the end of game statistics, with four of the five top tacklers belonging to Bristol Bears, and all six of the game's top carriers belonging to Wasps. 

Steven Luatua (20), Dan Thomas (18), Shaun Malton (16) and John Afoa (15) were five of the top six tacklers, with Wasps' Thomas Young also making 20. 

In total, Wasps missed just 12 tackles throughout the 80 minutes, while Bristol missed 34.

But Wasps' long periods of first-half possession meant Tom Cruse (14), Tom Willis (14), Rob Miller (13), Lima Sopoaga (12), Thomas Young (12) and Will Rowlands (12) topped the carry stats. 

Relentless. 


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