Wasps team to play Northampton Saints

Dai Young has named his team to play Northampton Saints at Adams Park this Sunday, kick off 2pm.

Ahead of this weekend’s clash with the reigning Aviva Premiership champions, Dai Young has made two changes to the starting team that narrowly missed out to Saracens at Twickenham.

Both changes are in the back line. Andrea Masi starts at fullback, a straight swap for Rob Miller, who moves to the bench. The other change sees Tom Varndell return to the wing, taking the place of Christian Wade.

On the omission of Wade, Young said “Christian came into training today [Friday] in good condition physically but still a little shaken from his accident during the week, so I have taken the decision to leave him out of the side. We expect him to train fully next week and be back in contention for next weekend.”

Ahead of the clash against Northampton Saints, Young said “After a tough opening game last weekend, the squad have reacted well in training this week. Northampton started their campaign very well last weekend and they showed exactly what they can do if their opposition are not on the money. We know what they will bring with them to Adams Park on Sunday and we know that we have to be better than we were last weekend if we want to get a result.”

Tickets for the game are still available to purchase online here.

Wasps team to play Northampton Saints
 
15. Andrea Masi 
14. Sailosi Tagicakibau
13. Elliot Daly
12. Chris Bell
11. Tom Varndell 
10. Andy Goode
9. Joe Simpson
 
1. Matt Mullan
2. Carlo Festuccia
3. Lorenzo Cittadini 
4. Joe Launchbury
5. James Gaskell 
6. Ashley Johnson
7. James Haskell ©
8. Nathan Hughes
 
16. Tom Lindsay
17. John Yapp 
18. Jake Cooper-Woolley
19. Kearnan Myall
20. Guy Thompson
21. Charlie Davies
22. Ruaridh Jackson 
23. Rob Miller