Wasps team to face Leicester Tigers on Saturday

Date: 19 Feb 2021

 

Lee Blackett has named his Wasps side to travel to Welford Road to take on Leicester Tigers in Gallagher Premiership Round 10 on Saturday.  

There are just two changes to the starting line-up from the win against Worcester Warriors last time out.

Will Rowlands returns from Six Nations duty with Wales, to make his 100th Wasps appearance.

Rowlands is joined in the second row by James Gaskell, who will make his 100th Premiership appearance for Wasps.

There is also a milestone for recent re-signing Josh Bassett, who will make his 100th Premiership appearance.

The only other change sees Ben Vellacott start at scrum half for the injured Sam Wolstenholme. That alteration sees recent loan signing Alex Schwarz in line to make his Wasps debut from the bench. 

Paolo Odogwu and Dan Robson continue training with England in a fallow week for Six Nations fixtures.

Wasps team to face Leicester Tigers at Welford Road on Saturday in Gallagher Premiership Round 10 (kick-off 3:00 pm)

Wasps (First-team appearances)

15 Matteo Minozzi (25)

14 Zach Kibirige (35)

13 Malakai Fekitoa (26)

12 Jimmy Gopperth (117)

11 Josh Bassett (136)

10 Charlie Atkinson (9)

9 Ben Vellacott (12)

1 Tom West (43)

2 Tommy Taylor (80)

3 Kieran Brookes (51)

4 Will Rowlands (99)

5 James Gaskell (131)

6 Brad Shields (39) (c)

7 Ben Morris (38)

8 Tom Willis (31)

 

Replacements

16 Tom Cruse (93)

17 Ben Harris (70)

18 Jeff Toomaga-Allen (32)

19 Levi Douglas (6)

20 Sione Vailanu (21)

21 Alex Schwarz (0)

22 Jacob Umaga (38)

23 Michael Le Bourgeois (46)