Wasps' returning England under 20's start against Northampton Wanderers

Date: 2 Apr 2018


Three members of Dai Young’s senior squad – lock Marcus Garratt, skipper Craig Hampson and prop Paul Doran Jones – are included in Wasps A League line-up to face table-topping Northampton Wanderers at Franklin’s Gardens this evening (7.30pm kick off).

England under 20 pair Tom Willis and Gaby Oghre make their first appearances since the Six Nations, while scrum half Will Porter, who has recently enjoyed a stint in the Championship with Rotherham, is named on the bench.
Oghre is joined in the front row by former under 20 internationals Will Stuart and George Thornton, who were both try scorers during their team’s recent win over Leicester A.
With two rounds of A League Northern Conference action remaining, third-placed trio Wasps, Leicester and Worcester are locked on 15 points. Ahead of them, Newcastle and Northampton have already booked semi-final spots.

Wasps A:
15 Owain James
14 Dan Moor (Oxford Univ)
13 Cameron Anderson
12 Connor Eastgate
11 Alex Goble (Nottingham)
10 Sunni Jardine (Dulwich College)
9 Craig Hampson ©
1 George Thornton
2 Gaby Oghre
3 Will Stuart
4 Marcus Garratt
5 Tom Jubb (Coventry)
6 Kieran Curran
7 James Seabrook
8 Tom Willis

Replacements:
16 Aaron Thompson (Bishop Burton College)
17 Jack Higgins (Coventry)
18 Paul Doran Jones
19 Cameron Gray (Coventry)
20 Alex Salt (Hinckley)
21 Will Owen
22 Will Porter
23 Ben Palmer (Coventry)

Northampton Wanderers: George Furbank; Ken Pisi, Fraser Dingwall, Tom Stephenson, Tom Collins; James Grayson, Alex Mitchell; Toby Trinder, Reece Marshall, Ehren Painter; Alex Moon, James Craig; Lewis Ludlam, Paddy Ryan, Mitch Eadie.
Replacements: Charlie Clare, Matt Beesley, Matt Collins,  Jordan Onojaife, Devante Onojaife, Tom Kessell, JP Estelles, Jamie Elliott.

Referee: Steve Lee