Wasps team to play Ospreys

Wasps have named their side to face Ospreys on Friday night at the Liberty Stadium in the Anglo Welsh Cup, kick off 7.30pm.

20-year-old Jack Willis will captain the side for the first time, which again features a mix of regular first team players and members of the Wasps Academy.

New signing Nizaam Carr, who joined the club from the Stormers last week, is set to make his debut, named to start at number eight.

Captain Jack Willis retains his place at six, with Wasps Academy’s Will Owen named to start at seven.

Matt Symons will make his return from injury, as he lines up in the second row alongside Marcus Garratt, while the front row is all change, with Paul Doran Jones, Antonio TJ Harris and Will Stuart named to start up front.

The backline sees two changes to last weekend’s starting side, with Senior Academy players Jacob Umaga and Connor Eastgate both handed starts, at 10 and 12 respectively.

There are new faces on the bench, where Joe Simpson is added to the squad, Josh Grimes comes in on loan from Nottingham, alongside Wasps Academy’s George Thornton, David Langley and 17-year-old Taju Atta.

Wasps team to face Ospreys

15  Owain James
14  Aaron O’Sullivan
13  Brendan Macken
12  Jacob Umaga
11  Guy Armitage
10  Connor Eastgate
9  Craig Hampson
1  Paul Doran Jones
2  Antonio TJ Harris
3  Will Stuart
4  Marcus Garratt
5  Matt Symons
6  Jack Willis (c)
7  Will Owen
8  Nizaam Carr

16  Gabriel Oghre
17  George Thornton
18  David Langley
19  Guy Borrowdale
20  James Seabrook
21  Joe Simpson
22  Taju Atta
23  Josh Grimes