Wasps' loss opens door for Connacht

WASPS face a nervous wait to find out if they will be top seeds in the Amlin Challenge Cup following a slender 19-17 defeat at Racing Metro. Wing Tom Varndell struck in either half – as he did in the reverse fixture last weekend – while Danny Cipriani added seven points to leave the Guinness Premiership side on the verge of victory in Paris. But a last-minute penalty from Racing fly-half Jonathan Wisniewski steered the home side to a morale-boosting win.

The defeat means the door is open for Connacht to finish as top seed with a win at Olympus Rugby in Madrid on Saturday.