Wasps name squad for Connacht Rugby

Wasps’ Director of Rugby Dai Young has announced his squad for the Club’s second pre-season friendly, against Connacht Rugby at Adams Park on Saturday 23rd August, 2.30pm kick off.

Following last Sunday’s 38-24 win against London Welsh, Dai Young said: “I was pleased with the second half performance against London Welsh. I think we showed we are a really good team when we play with tempo.

“This weekend we again need to focus on tempo, accuracy at the set piece, holding onto the ball for longer periods and being more disciplined.”

As expected, Young has introduced many of Wasps’ internationals on the bench, having returned later to pre-season training following international duty.

“As I said last week, the idea is to give as many players as possible game time during these pre-season friendlies. We have given Joe Launchbury another week’s rest on the back of such a tough season and with another tough year coming up with the Rugby World Cup on the horizon. It is important to give Joe rest when possible to make sure he is still at the top of his game come the end of the season.

"Our aim is to arrive at the London Double Header full of confidence and feeling that we are ready to hit the ground running.”

To purchase tickets to watch Wasps in action against Connacht Rugby call 0844 847 1867 or visit www.wasps.co.uk/tickets.

Wasps squad to play Connacht Rugby

15 Rob Miller 
14 Sailosi Tagicakibau 
13 Elliot Daly 
12 Chris Bell © 
11 Tom Varndell 
10 Ruaridh Jackson 
9 Joe Simpson 
1 John Yapp 
2 Carlo Festuccia 
3 Phil Swainston 
4 James Cannon 
5 James Gaskell 
6 Ashley Johnson 
7 Guy Thompson 
8 Sam Jones

Replacements 
Tom Lindsay 
Matt Mullan 
Lorenzo Cittadini 
Will Rowlands 
James Haskell 
Nathan Hughes 
Thomas Young 
Charlie Davies 
Andy Goode 
Andrea Masi 
Ben Jacobs 
Jonah Holmes