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London Wasps team to play Newcastle

London Wasps have been boosted by the return of second-row Marco Wentzel who has recovered from injury to take his place in the starting line-up for the Club’s clash with Newcastle on Saturday.

Wentzel, who has been outstanding in his debut season in the Black and Gold shirt, returns as captain to skipper a side that shows three changes to its starting line-up.

Richard Haughton returns to start at fullback while Wentzel’s return sees Joe Launchbury shift to the back-row, with Sam Jones moving over to wear Poff’s number seven shirt.

Live-wire centre Elliot Daly is back in the number 13 shirt to form a mid-field partnership once again with Dom Waldouck.

Jack Wallace and Jonathan Poff are both ruled out this weekend with injury.

Dai Young said: “As I have been saying all week, the focus tomorrow is simply on the winning the game and if we do that everything else will take care of itself. I have no doubt Newcastle will come here full of belief they can do the job they need to, so it’s up to us to make sure we are in control. I know the boys are very excited about the chance to run out in front of a full-house and our fans will create a wonderful atmosphere.”

London Wasps team to play Newcastle, Adams Park, Saturday May 5 (KO 14.00)

15. Richard Haughton
14. Christian Wade
13. Elliot Daly
12. Dominic Waldouck
11. Tom Varndell
10. Nick Robinson
9. Charlie Davies
1. Tim Payne
2. Tom Lindsay
3. Ben Broster
4. Richard Birkett
5. Marco Wentzel (c)
6. Joe Launchbury
7. Sam Jones
8. Billy Vunipola
Replacements
16. Vladislav Korshunov
17. Zac Taulafo
18. Simon McIntyre
19. Ross Filipo
20. Tinus Du Plessis
21. Nic Berry
22. Will Robinson
23. Chris Mayor


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