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Wasps team to play Bath Rugby

Wasps team to play Bath Rugby

Director of Rugby Dai Young has named his side to travel to The Rec this Saturday (KO 15:15) as Wasps take on Bath Rugby for the second time in two weeks.

There are three changes from the side that narrowly missed out to Bath at the Ricoh Arena last weekend. In the backline, Frank Halai’s return to fitness sees him take a spot on the wing, while Jimmy Gopperth starts at fly half.
 
In the pack, Lorenzo Cittadini starts in place of the injured Jake Cooper-Woolley, with Phil Swainston covering on the bench.
 
Ahead of the trip to the West Country, Dai Young said he had been pleased with the response from his team following a tough last-minute loss the previous week.
 
“We were all frustrated with the performance and the manner in which we lost the game last weekend, but everyone has come back to the club with a positive mentality and I’ve been pleased with the reaction we’ve seen from the players this week.
 
“The back-to-back games throw up an interesting battle and both sides will know how the other wants to play, which means we have to be even more clinical and precise with what we are doing.
 
“We all know how tough it is to win at The Rec, but we go there confident in our game and with the belief that we can get a positive result if things click for us.”
 
Wasps team to play Bath Rugby in round four of the European Champions Cup on Saturday 19 December.
 
15. Rob Miller
14. Frank Halai
13. Elliot Daly
12. Ben Jacobs
11. Charles Piutau
10. Jimmy Gopperth
9. Joe Simpson
1. Matt Mullan
2. Ashley Johnson
3. Lorenzo Cittadini
4. Joe Launchbury
5. Bradley Davies
6. James Haskell (c)
7. George Smith
8. Nathan Hughes
 
16. Edd Shervington
17. Simon McIntyre
18. Phil Swainston
19. James Gaskell
20. Sam Jones
21. Dan Robson
22. Ruaridh Jackson
23. Alapati Leiua

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