Wasps take sting out of motorway crash

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The international stars of Wasps rugby union club were hailed as heroes yesterday after risking their lives to rescue two men from a upturned car on a motorway sliproad as other vehicles sped past.

The team members were returning from Bristol on Saturday evening, where victory took them to the top of the Courage League Division One, when a Range Rover in front of them swerved to miss a car which had pulled in front.

The Range Rover hit the central barrier of the M25, swerved back across the motorway, ran down an embankment and ended up on its roof in the middle of the sliproad on to the M40 just outside London.

The rugby players, including Engand flanker Lawrence Dallaglio and New Zealand's Va'aiga Tuigamala stopped the coach and jumped out to help.

The club's director of rugby, ex-England scrum-half Nigel Melville, pulled one man out of the car, while British Lions star Damian Cronin and fellow second-row forward, Richard Kinsey, rescued the other.