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Wasps team to play Stade Francais

Dai Young has named his team to play Stade Francais this Sunday at Adams Park in the first-leg of the European qualification decider.

Wasps welcome back a number of players into the match day squad this weekend as they take on Stade Francais in the first of a two-legged qualification for next season’s European Rugby Champions Cup.

Andrea Masi starts at fullback, flanked by Will Helu and Tom Varndell on the wings. Elliot Daly starts outside captain Chris Bell in the centres, with Andy Goode and Joe Simpson forming the halfback pairing.

In the pack, Matt Mullan, Carlo Festuccia and Phil Swainston make up the front row, with Joe Launchbury and Tom Palmer partnering in the second row. Ashley Johnson and James Haskell are named to start on the flanks, with Nathan Hughes at number eight.

Wasps host Stade Francais on Sunday before travelling to Paris next weekend as they go in search of a place in Europe’s top competition next season. Tickets for the first leg at Adams Park this Sunday are available at wasps.co.uk/tickets

Wasps team to play Stade Francais

15. Andrea Masi
14. Will Helu
13. Elliot Daly
12. Chris Bell (c)
11. Tom Varndell
10. Andy Goode
9. Joe Simpson
1. Matt Mullan
2. Carlo Festuccia
3. Phil Swainston
4. Joe Launchbury
5. Tom Palmer
6. Ashley Johnson
7. James Haskell
8. Nathan Hughes

16. Tom Lindsay
17. Simon McIntyre
18. Taione Vea
19. Kearnan Myall
20. Guy Thompson
21. Brett Sheehan
22. Joe Carlisle
23. Charlie Hayter

Stade Francais team

15. Hugo Bonneval
14. Julien Arias
13. Waisea Vuidravuwalu
12. Meyer Bosman
11. Djibril Camara
10. Morne Steyn
9. Julien Dupuy
1. Zak Taulafo
2. Laurent Sempere
3. Rabah Slimani
4. Alexandre Flanquart
5. Pascal Pape
6. Antoine Burban
7. Sylvain Nicolas
8. David Lyons

16. Laurent Panis
17. Hendrik van der Merwe
18. Davit Kubrishvili
19. Anton van Zyl
20. Scott Lavalla
21. Jerome Fillol
22. Jules Plisson
23. Jeremy Sinzelle


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