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Birkett to captain London Wasps A

London Wasps A will be captained by experienced lock Richard Birkett in tonight’s Aviva A League opener at Dry Leas, Henley, KO 19.30 against London Irish.

Birkett will captain the team tonight

Birkett will captain the team tonight

Birkett captains a young Wasps outfit with a host of players aiming to impress ahead of selection of the first home game at Adams Park this weekend, also against London Irish.

Having featured off of the bench in Bath at the weekend Ashley Johnson, Simon McIntyre and Zak Taulafo get their chance to shine again, while the likes of Sam Jones, Jack Wallace and Matt Everard see their first action of the season.

On the wing James Bailey makes his first appearance for Wasps having signed over the summer.

There are a handful of guest players in the squad itself, which is listed below.

Platinum Members gain free entry to this fixture by showing their cards at the gate.

If your card has not yet arrived, simply gave your name at the gate.

All cards are currently being posted by the Club and will reach members in time for Saturday's game against London Irish.

General entry tonight is £5 and it's just £1 for U16s. Parking is available at the ground for £5.

London Wasps A team to face London Irish A, Monday, September 10, Dry Leas Henley, 19.30 KO
15 Jack Wallace
14 Liam O’Neill
13 Paul Emerick
12 Jimmy Speirs* (Old Albanians)
11 James Bailey
10 Will Robinson
9 Jordan Brooks * (Loughborough Uni)
1 Simon McIntyre
2 Nathan Morris
3 Zak Taulafo
4 Richard Birkett ( c)
5 James Cannon
6 Sam Jones
7 Matt Everard
8 Ashley Johnson
Replacements
16 Derek Asbun * (Rosslyn Park)
17 Anthony Kent * (Richmond)
18 Harry Williams (Wasps Academy Extended Training Group)
19 Adam Peters (Wasps Academy Extended Training Group)
20 Lewis Calder* (London Scottish)
21 Jonathan Woodward (Ealing Trailfinders)
22 Tom Howe (Wasps Elite Player Development Group)
23 David Howells * (London Scottish)

*denotes guest player

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