Brookes returns while Rieder starts in Shield clash with Leicester

Date: 29 Mar 2019


England tighthead Kieran Brookes is set to make his comeback from injury this Saturday as Wasps A host Leicester Tigers A in the Premiership Rugby Shield at Broadstreet RFC (kick-off 2pm).

The big prop has been absent through an ankle injury sustained back in December and is named among the replacements, while fellow first-teamer Alex Rieder will start after making his comeback from injury in Monday night’s win at Northampton Wanderers.

The pair are two of nine first-team players in the side as Ross Neal, Michael Le Bourgeois, Tom West, Antonio Harris, Charlie Matthews and Joe Atkinson start, with Simon McIntyre on the bench.

Cameron Anderson, Taju Atta and Callum Sirker form the back three with Neal and Le Bourgeois in the centres, while Will Porter skippers the side from scrum half next to Jacob Umaga at fly half.

In the pack, West and Harris are joined by Academy tighthead David Langley with fellow youngster Tim Cardall joining Matthews in the second row. Rieder and Atkinson line up next to James Seabrook in the back row.  

On the bench Wasps have guest player Ollie Fox from Yorkshire Carnegie while Under 18s star Tom Bacon could also feature.

Entry to the match is FREE for Season Ticket holders while being £5 for adults (including parking) and FREE for under 16s.

Wasps A team to face Leicester Tigers A at Broadstreet RFC on Saturday 30 March (kick-off 2pm)

Wasps A
15 Cameron Anderson
14 Taju Atta
13 Ross Neal
12 Michael Le Bourgeois
11 Callum Sirker
10 Jacob Umaga
9 Will Porter (c)
1 Tom West
2 Antonio Harris
3 David Langley
4 Tim Cardall
5 Charlie Matthews
6 Alex Rieder
7 James Seabrook
8 Joe Atkinson

16 Gabriel Oghre
17 Simon McIntyre
18 Kieran Brookes
19 Josh Fenner
20 Kieran Curran
21 Ollie Fox (Yorkshire Carnegie)
22 Sunni Jardine
23 Tom Bacon (Wasps U18s)