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London Wasps team to play Rugby Mogliano

Wasps travel to Italy this weekend looking to maintain their perfect start to this year’s Amlin Challenge Cup campaign.

Dai Young has shuffled his side, making nine changes to the starting team from last weekend.

Joe Simpson, Billy Vunipola and Marco Wentzel are all rested from the squad travelling to Italy, having played the first seven games of the season back to back.

In the backline, Elliot Daly, Andrea Masi and Christian Wade all return to the starting team, coming in for Chris Bell, Lee Thomas and Tom Varndell, with Charlie Davies earning his first start of the season at scrum half in the place of Joe Simpson.

In the pack, Tim Payne returns to the front row, in the place of Zak Taulafo, where he is joined by T Rhys Thomas, who comes into the starting team for Tom Lindsay, and Fabio Staibano, who retains the starting shirt from last weekend.

It is all change in the second row, where Tom Palmer takes the place of Joe Launchbury and James Cannon earns his first start this season in the place of vice-captain Marco Wentzel.

The back row sees one personnel change, with James Haskell replacing Billy Vunipola. Haskell starts at 6, with Ashley Johnson moving to 8 and Jonathan Poff retaining the 7 shirt.

London Wasps team to play Rugby Mogliano, Sunday 21 October, KO 14:30 (local time)

15. Hugo Southwell (c)
14. Jack Wallace
13. Elliot Daly
12. Andrea Masi
11. Christian Wade
10. Nick Robinson
9. Charlie Davies
1. Tim Payne
2. T Rhys Thomas
3. Fabio Staibano
4. Tom Palmer
5. James Cannon
6. James Haskell
7. Jonathan Poff
8. Ashley Johnson


16. Tom Lindsay
17. Phil Swainston
18. Zak Taulafo
19. Joe Launchbury
20. Sam Jones
21. Jonah Holmes
22. Stephen Jones
23. Lee Thomas