WASPS continued to make a late surge for a top four finish as they swept aside Worcester Warriors 41-12 at the Coventry Building Society Arena in their Gallagher Premiership clash on Saturday.

Warriors were unable to make twenty-minute spell of dominance count in the first-half as tries from Tom West and Josh Bassett, as well as a Jimmy Goperth penalty saw Wasps lead 15-0 at the break.

Harri Doel scored soon after the interval to get the visitors back into it but Elliot Stooke and Gabriel Oghre crossed to slam the door shut in terms of a comeback.

Captain Ted Hill did cross the line with nine minutes to play to give Warriors hope of a losing bonus-point but another for Oghre and Tom Willis meant for the second consecutive season, Warriors recorded no away wins in the Premiership.

Wasps started fast and prop Tom West drove over for the opening try after just five minutes but Warriors then enjoyed a 20 minute period of dominance in which they created a number of opportunities but they could not capitalise.

Billy Searle was off target with a penalty attempt and instead it was Wasps who extended their lead with a penalty from Jimmy Gopperth followed by a well-worked try from wing Josh Bassett who powered over nine minutes before the break.

Doel’s try and Searle’s conversion from the touchline brought Warriors into the game but Stooke’s try, closely followed by the bonus point try from replacement hooker Gabriel Oghre slammed the door shut.

Hill managed to batter his way over the line to give hope of a losing bonus-point but when Oghre was driven over from close range for his second try with a minute left on the clock, that was extinguished.

And then there was still time for Wasps to add a sixth try as Willis benefitted from Warriors trying to run it from their own line to dot down.