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London Welsh Team v Wasps

London Welsh Team v Wasps

New signings Chris Hala’ufia and Opeti Fonua have both been named in London Welsh’s match day squad for the Exiles’ Round 7 Aviva Premiership fixture with Wasps at Adams Park on Sunday (KO 3:15pm).

Hala’ufia, who made two appearances for Welsh last month during a two-week loan period, is named at Number 8 in one of seven changes from the Exiles’ starting line up which faced Gloucester Rugby last Sunday in the LV= Cup.

Fonua is named among the replacements.

In the backs, Seb Jewell returns at full back and Rob Lewis comes in at scrum half to make what will be his 93rd league appearance for London Welsh.

In the forwards, Pablo Henn and Taione Vea are named in the front row, while club captain Matt Corker partners James Down in the second row. Lachlan McCaffrey returns to the side at openside flanker for his first appearance since Harlequins on October 4.

London Welsh: 15. Seb Jewell, 14. Seb Stegmann, 13.  Nic Reynolds, 12. Tom May* (C), 11. Nick Scott, 10. Will Robinson, 9. Rob Lewis, 1. Pablo Henn*, 2. Koree Britton, 3. Taione Vea*, 4. Matt Corker, 5. James Down, 6. Peter Browne, 7. Lachlan McCaffrey, 8. Chris Hala’ufia*.

Replacements: 16. Shane Cahill, 17. Nathan Vella, 18. Ben Cooper, 19. Opeti Fonua*, 20. Ben Pienaar, 21. Paul Rowley, 22. Gordon Ross*, 23. Alan Awcock.

* Denotes full international

Unavailable for selection due to injury are: Ricky Reeves, Nathan Trevett, Matthew Dobson, Jack Gilding, Carl Kirwan, Darren Waters, Cameron Goodhue, Alex Davies, Piri Weepu, Olly Barkley, James Lewis, Tim Molenaar and James Tincknell.

Unavailable due to international selection: Richard Thorpe (Canada).

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