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Wasps handed half-back boost

After time out with injury, both Joe Simpson and Nick Robinson return to the starting line-up for this Sunday’s Aviva Premiership game with Leicester Tigers.

Simpson back for Wasps

Simpson back for Wasps

There is also good news in the back row with Jonathan Poff returning from injury to take the starting seven shirt, alongside Ashley Johnson at blindside and Billy Vunipola at eight.

Phil Swainston will earn his first Aviva Premiership start, lining up in the front row alongside Tim Payne and T Rhys Thomas. James Cannon and Marco Wentzel start in the second row.

Outside Simpson and Robinson, Chris Bell and Elliot Daly are paired in the centres, with flyers Christian Wade and Tom Varndell on the wings and captain Hugo Southwell at fullback.

Young prop Will Taylor and London Scottish loanee Josh Brown are included on the bench having impressed in the LV=Cup and are both in line for their first Aviva Premiership appearance if they feature.

Director of Rugby Dai Young said “We know that we have a tough task ahead of us this weekend. Leicester have a very strong squad of players and despite having some members of that squad away on international duty they have quality players who can come in.”

“Our form and results at Adams Park have been very encouraging and the players will be doing their utmost to keep that going this Sunday.”

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London Wasps team to play Leicester, Sunday November 25th, Adams Park. 14.30

15 Hugo Southwell
14 Tom Varndell
13 Elliot Daly
12 Chris Bell
11 Christian Wade
10 Nick Robinson
9 Joe Simpson
1 Tim Payne
2 T Rhys Thomas
3 Phil Swainston
4 James Cannon
5 Marco Wentzel
6 Ashley Johnson
7 Jonathan Poff
8 Billy Vunipola

16 Tom Lindsay
17 Simon McIntyre
18 Will Taylor
19 Josh Brown
20 Sam Jones
21 Charlie Davies
22 Tommy Bell
23 Lee Thomas