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Wasps team to face Exeter Chiefs

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Director of Rugby Dai Young has named his side to take on Exeter Chiefs at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday 26 April, kick off 2pm.

The side is boosted by the return of Christian Wade and Nathan Hughes, from injury and suspension respectively, as Wasps go into the first of three final Aviva Premiership matches.
 
Three more changes to the side from the last outing see Carlo Festuccia, Lorenzo Cittadini and Kearnan Myall all handed starting shirts.
 
Ahead of the game, Dai Young said "Exeter have been a team that we have had trouble beating over the last few seasons, so we know exactly how tough it will be for us on Sunday. They have played some very good rugby this season and their ability to run teams around has seen them move up into the top four with some well-deserved results.
 
"We are going into the game in decent form and with bags of confidence. We didn’t play as well as we could against London Welsh but we got the result that we needed and we know where we need to improve this weekend.
 
"It’s been a long time since we played at the Ricoh Arena and playing there really does give the side a boost. The support we get there is phenomenal and we have had some great performances at our new home. We are looking forward to getting back there and hopefully getting a win, which will be big for us and for the supporters.
 
"You have to win your home games if you want to be in the top six, it doesn’t matter who you’re up against. We face a side who deservedly sit fourth in the table and we know that we will have to be near our best."
 
Wasps team to face Exeter Chiefs

15. Andrea Masi
14. Christian Wade
13. Elliot Daly
12. Alapati Leiua
11. Sailosi Tagicakibau
10. Andy Goode
9. Joe Simpson

1. Matt Mullan
2. Carlo Festuccia
3. Lorenzo Cittadini
4. James Gaskell
5. Kearnan Myall
6. Ashley Johnson
7. James Haskell (c)
8. Nathan Hughes
 
16. Edd Shervington
17. Simon McIntyre
18. Jake Cooper-Woolley
19. James Cannon
20. Guy Thompson
21. Charlie Davies
22. Alex Lozowski
23. Rob Miller
 

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