London Wasps secure Heineken Cup spot with Powergen Cup win.

The 2004 Heineken Cup champions London Wasps claimed the first Heineken Cup spot of the 2005/6 season with a 26-10 victory over Llanelli Scarlets in the Powergen Cup final in Twickenham yesterday.

Ian McGeechan guided Wasps to their first trophy since succeeding Warren Gatland as head coach of the English champions with the help of a Tom Voyce try double.

The victory over Welsh side Scarlets was the English champions fifth successive Twickenham final win – three Premiership title play-offs and a Heineken Cup triumph having preceded Sunday’s victory.

England will have a minimum of six places in next season’s Heineken Cup with the possibility of a seventh spot if Bath beat Biarritz in their Heineken Cup semi-final and therefore see English clubs out perform French clubs and take the 23rd place in next season’s tournament.

The remaining English places for next season’s Heineken Cup will be allocated on the basis of Premiership performance with one of the coveted spots going to the European Challenge Cup winner.