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Wasps name team to take on London Welsh

Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young has named his team to take on London Welsh at Adams Park this Sunday (KO 3.15pm) in R7 of the Aviva Premiership.

Dai Young said: "I was pleased with such a good team performance in the LV=Cup last weekend. The forwards played really well and the scrum was a very strong part of our game, which enabled us to put real pressure on London Irish.

"It was good to see some of the younger players performing so well, including Alex Lozowski who deservedly won the 'man of the match' award. To be able to bring some of our more experienced guys off the bench to give them a bit of a run before this weekend was also beneficial.

"This is a massive game for us in the Aviva Premiership against London Welsh. They've shown glimpses this season of causing teams problems. At some stage things are going to click for them and they will get that all-important first win under their belt. We must make sure that's not against us this weekend.

"I need to ensure the squad's attitude is 100% right, replicating the type of attitude we had coming into the Northampton and Bath games, otherwise this could be a real banana skin for us.

"There are so many connections between the Clubs, so I think there will be huge incentive and motivation within the London Welsh camp to get a win against Wasps. For all intents and purposes they could view this game as a cup final.

"This is an important period of games coming up, with London Welsh, Exeter and Leicester, followed by back-to-back games against Castres. These are five games which will either put us in the mix in each competition, or will put us under pressure. So we've really got to get our performances right and make the next few weeks count.”

15. Rob Miller
14. Christian Wade
13. Elliot Daly
12. Chris Bell
11. Sailosi Tagicakibau
10. Andy Goode
9. Joe Simpson

1. Simon McIntyre
2. Edd Shervington
3. Jake Cooper Woolley
4. James Cannon
5. James Gaskell
6. Ashley Johnson
7. James Haskell (C)
8. Nathan Hughes

16. Tom Lindsay
17. John Yapp
18. Lorenzo Cittadini
19. Kearnan Myall
20. Sam Jones
21. Tom Bliss
22. Alex Lozowski
23. Tom Varndell

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