Coventry Rugby derby forms part of 2018/19 pre-season schedule

Date: 29 Mar 2018

Wasps are delighted to announce a friendly has been arranged between a Wasps XV and Coventry Rugby ahead of the 2018/19 season.

The match will take place at the Butts Park Arena on Saturday August 25 (kick off 2pm).
It will be the first meeting of the clubs since our move to the Ricoh Arena in 2014, and is one of three matches Wasps will play during pre-season. Details of the others will be released once finalised.
Academy Manager Jon Pendlebury said:
“Coventry’s promotion to the Championship is great news for rugby in this area.
“Our two clubs have worked closely together over the last two seasons with loan players moving in both directions to appear in National One, the Anglo-Welsh Cup and A League.

Wasps flanker Jack Willis in loan action for Coventry (credit: Nick Meredith)

“This pre-season game is the next logical step in that process, and will help both clubs prepare for the new campaign.

“This additional pre-season fixture allows us to give game time ahead of the season to senior academy players, our most promising under 18’s plus some members of the senior squad.”