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Team News: London Wasps V London Irish

London Wasps have named their team to play London Irish in Saturday’s clash of the local rivals at Adams Park (KO 15.00)

Hugo Southwell will captain the side

Hugo Southwell will captain the side

There are five changes from the team which played last weekend. Joe Simpson and Rob Webber are named to start following their involvement with England training earlier in the week, with Nic Berry and Tom Lindsay shifting to the bench.

Elsewhere Simon McIntyre replaces Ben Broster and Sam Jones starts at number 8 in the absence of Billy Vunipola who is out with an injury and Richard Birkett is a direct replacement for the injured Marco Wentzel.

Following a hugely impressive performance for Wasps A earlier in the week, Tinus Du Plessis gets a spot on the bench to cover the back-row.

Hugo Southwell will captain the side from fullback.

London Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young said: “I was very impressed with London Irish last weekend despite the final result and like us they will be desperate for a win tomorrow. Despite being down in numbers with a lot of players out, we’ve had a good week on the training pitch and we’re looking forward to another game at home in front of a very vocal Adams Park crowd.”

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London Wasps team to play London Irish, Saturday March 3, Adams Park, 15.00
15 Hugo Southwell (capt)
14 Tom Prydie
13 Elliot Daly
12 Dom Waldouck
11 Jack Wallace
10 Nick Robinson
9 Joe Simpson
1 Tim Payne
2 Rob Webber
3 Simon McIntyre
4 James Cannon
5 Richard Birkett
6 Joe Launchbury
7 Jonathan Poff
8 Sam Jones
16 Tom Lindsay
17 Zak Taulafo
18 Ben Broster
19 Ed O’Donoghue
20 Tinus Du Plessis
21 Nic Berry
22 Ryan Davis
23 Paul Emerick