Wasps team to face Worcester Warriors on Sunday

Date: 12 Feb 2021

 

Lee Blackett has named his Wasps side to travel to Sixways to take on Worcester Warriors in Gallagher Premiership Round Nine on Sunday.  

There are six changes to the starting line-up from the Round Eight fixture against Northampton Saints.

Josh Bassett is back from injury to start on the left wing. Bassett’s return sees Matteo Minozzi switch to full back. The rest of the backline is unchanged.

Tom West returns from the England Six Nations squad to start at loosehead prop. West is joined in the front row by Tommy Taylor and Kieran Brookes.

Levi Douglas and James Gaskell make up the second-row pairing.

Brad Shields captains the side once more and is joined in the back row by Ben Morris at openside flanker and Tom Willis at number eight.

Amongst the replacements Sione Vailanu is in line for his first appearance of the season.

Paolo Odogwu, Dan Robson and Jack Willis remain away with England, while Will Rowlands is with Wales for their Six Nations campaigns.

Wasps team to face Worcester Warriors at Sixways Stadium on Sunday in Gallagher Premiership Round Nine (kick-off 1:00 pm)

Wasps (First-team appearances)

15 Matteo Minozzi (24)

14 Zach Kibirige (34)

13 Malakai Fekitoa (25)

12 Jimmy Gopperth (116)

11 Josh Bassett (135)

10 Charlie Atkinson (8)

9 Sam Wolstenholme (16)

1 Tom West (42)

2 Tommy Taylor (79)

3 Kieran Brookes (50)

4 Levi Douglas (5)

5 James Gaskell (130)

6 Brad Shields (38) (c)

7 Ben Morris (37)

8 Tom Willis (30)

 

Replacements

16 Tom Cruse (92)

17 Ben Harris (69)

18 Jeff Toomaga-Allen (31)

19 Theo Vukasinovic (8)

20 Sione Vailanu (20)

21 Ben Vellacott (12)

22 Jacob Umaga (37)

23 Michael Le Bourgeois (45)