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London Wasps side to face Saracens

Dai Young has named his team to face Saracens in Saturday’s Aviva Premiership clash at Allianz Park, KO 3pm.

Joe Carlisle makes his first start for Wasps

Joe Carlisle makes his first start for Wasps

Wasps will make their first league visit to Allianz Park with Chris Bell leading a side showing three changes to the starting team that defeated Worcester last weekend.

Ed Jackson returns from illness to start in the backrow, an area which sees Ashley Johnson switch flanks to openside as Sam Jones has been ruled out with a knock this weekend.

Jackson’s return is the only change in the pack while in the backs Joe Carlisle is handed his first start for the Club at flyhalf and Charlie Hayter is recalled to the starting line-up in the centre.

Tom Palmer and Joe Simpson are both ruled out through minor injuries.

London Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young said: “It was great to get our first win last weekend but we know we have a huge challenge on our hands on Saturday. Saracens right now probably present the most physical threat in the league and we will have to front up and be ready for that.”

Before the game at Allianz Park, a Wasps Legends team featuring the likes of Fraser Waters, Andy Gomarsall and Mike Friday will take on their Saracens counterparts at midday. After the game Wasps Legends will also will make a presentation of £30,000 to their nominated charity – the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Entry is free for anyone with a ticket to the Aviva Premiership match which follows it.

London Wasps side to face Saracens
1 Matt Mullan
2 Carlo Festuccia
3 Jake Cooper-Woolley
4 Joe Launchbury
5 Kearnan Myall
6 Ed Jackson
7 Ashley Johnson
8 Nathan Hughes
9 Charlie Davies
10 Joe Carlisle
11 Josh Bassett
12 Charlie Hayter
13 Chris Bell (captain)
14 Christian Wade
15 Elliot Daly
Replacements
16 Tom Lindsay
17 Simon MIntyre
18 Will Taylor
19 James Cannon
20 Guy Thompson
21 Jack Moates
22 Andy Goode
23 Ben Jacobs

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