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London Wasps team to play Dragons

London Wasps have named their team to play Newport Gwent Dragons in Thursday’s Amlin Challenge Cup game at Rodney Parade (KO 19:45).

Dai Young’s men secured qualification for the Quarter-Finals last weekend with a huge win over Rugby Mogliano but Wasps must win in Wales tomorrow night to ensure they will be at home for the knockout stages.

Young has named a strong side for the game which features returns to the starting line-up for Christian Wade, Elliot Daly, Zak Taulafo, Joe Launchbury and Jonathan Poff.

Dai Young said, “I know better than most what a tough task we face down in Newport on Thursday night. They will be looking to disrupt our campaign in any way they can and they are a tough, dogged side who are well capable of doing that if we don’t turn up and perform. We are delighted to have secured a place in the last eight but we believe securing home advantage is vitally important and that is our only focus.”

London Wasps team to face Newport Gwent Dragons

15. Hugo Southwell (c)
14. Christian Wade
13. Elliot Daly
12. Andrea Masi
11. Tom Varndell
10. Nick Robinson
9. Charlie Davies

1. Zak Taulafo
2. Tom Lindsay
3. Phil Swainston
4. Joe Launchbury
5. Marco Wentzel
6. Sam Jones
7. Jonathan Poff
8. Billy Vunipola


16. T Rhys Thomas
17. Tim Payne
18. Will Taylor
19. James Cannon
20. Matt Everard
21. Joe Simpson
22. Stephen Jones
23. Chris Bell