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London Wasps team to play Northampton Saints

Director of Rugby Dai Young has named his side to play Northampton Saints at Adams Park this Saturday 21 December.

Ashley Johnson returns to the starting lineup for this weekend’s game after three weeks on the sidelines. He is joined in the back row by Sam Jones at eight and James Haskell on the openside. Infront of them is the familiar pairing of Tom Palmer and Joe Launchbury while the front row is made up of Matt Mullan, Carlo Festuccia and Jake Cooper-Woolley.

In the backs Charlie Davies and Andy Goode return to fitness and start at nine and ten respectively, while Charlie Hayter and Chris Bell partner in midfield. The back three sees Tom Varndell start in his second game since returning from injury, with Will Helu on the other wing and Elliot Daly at fullback.

Director of Rugby Dai Young said “We are going into the weekend’s game on the back of three good wins but the game on Saturday will provide us another challenge. Northampton are probably the in-form side in the Aviva Premiership and we know where they will be strong. We have to match that head on and be very clinical in everything we do. We are striving for consistency and that is what we need this weekend.”

To secure your place at the game get your tickets at www.wasps.co.uk/tickets.

London Wasps team to play Northampton Saints

15. Elliot Daly
14. Will Helu
13. Chris Bell (c)
12. Charlie Hayter
11. Tom Varndell
10. Andy Goode
9. Charlie Davies
1. Matt Mullan
2. Carlo Festuccia
3. Jake Cooper-Woolley
4. Tom Palmer
5. Joe Launchbury
6. Ashley Johnson
7. James Haskell
8. Sam Jones

16. Tom Lindsay
17. Taione Vea
18. Phil Swainston
19. James Cannon
20. Guy Thompson
21. Joe Simpson
22. Joe Carlisle
23. Andrew Suniula

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