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Poff back for Wasps in new-look backrow

London Wasps welcome back influential flanker Jonathan Poff for this weekend’s game against Worcester as he takes his place in a new-look backrow.

Poff is back in action for Wasps

Poff is back in action for Wasps

Poff is back in the number 7 shirt after six weeks out through injury, and he is joined in the backrow by new signing Tinus Du Plessis who joined the Club this week, and Sam Jones, who wears the number 8 shirt for the first time this season having impressed off the bench last weekend.

There are five changes in all to the starting line-up with Tom Varndell and Dom Waldouck also back in the starting line-up this weekend – the latter having recovered from a knock which kept him out of the Gloucester game.

Richard Haughton shifts to fullback with Hugo Southwell out with a leg injury, while Richard Birkett is moved back into the second-row to make way for Du Plessis on the flank.

Director of Rugby Dai Young said: “I’m looking for a big reaction from the players after last week’s performance which was disappointing for everyone. Worcester are a physical powerful outfit and we’ve been working hard this week preparing for what’s going to be a tough Aviva Premiership match. We need a bit more muscle at the breakdown so it’s good for us to be able to bring in someone fresh like Tinus and Jonathan coming back in on the other flank is also a big boost for us.”

To secure your place at the New Year's Day game between London Wasps and Worcester call 0844 225 2990 or book online here.

London Wasps team to play Worcester, New Year's Day, Adams Park. 15.00
1 Tim Payne
2 Rob Webber
3 Ben Broster
4 Richard Birkett
5 Marco Wentzel (capt)
6 Tinus Du Plessis
7 Jonathan Poff
8 Sam Jones
9 Joe Simpson
10 Nick Robinson
11 Christian Wade
12 Riki Flutey
13 Dom Waldouck
14 Tom Varndell
15 Richard Haughton
16 Tom Lindsay
17 Bob Baker
18 Jeremy Castex
19 Ed O'Donoghue
20 Matt Everard
21 Nic Berry
22 Ryan Davis
23 Elliot Daly