Despite a close finish set up by a try from replacement full back Chris Malone, it was the rush Wasps' defence that was to frustrate the home side who could not find a way through for a score until late in the second half.
After the game John Connolly expressed his disappointment and attributed the loss in part to some poor mistakes. "At this level you tend to lose rugby matches rather than win them," he said. "We lost this one due to the mistakes that we made today. We played most of the rugby in the game, but some of our skills and passing were poor."
"Full credit to Wasps as they did well with so many players absent through injury. I expect that they will be really pleased with the win."
With the Heineken Cup kicking off next weekend, Connolly said that his side were in reasonable shape for the competition but admitted that he would have been happier if his side had entered Europe with a better record in the Premiership.
"We have three wins, three losses and a draw from our games in the Zurich Premiership and we are not really satisfied with that. We have to re-gather for the Heineken Cup and the visit of Bourgoin next week. We will be working hard to eradicate those silly errors that cost us today.