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Wasps team to play Bath Rugby

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Director of Rugby Dai Young has named his Wasps squad to take on Bath Rugby at the Rec in round 13 of the Aviva Premiership this Saturday, as the two teams prepare for their fourth encounter of the season.

Bradley Davies, Ruaridh Jackson and Lorenzo Cittadini return from Six Nations’ duty, with Davies lining up alongside Kearnan Myall in the second row, Jackson starting at 10 and Cittadini joining the replacements.
 
The only other change to last Sunday’s starting XV against Saracens sees Frank Halai return on the left wing.
 
George Smith will again captain the side after Matt Mullan was ruled out of contention through an injury sustained in training this week.
 
Director of Rugby Dai Young emphasized the need to look forward if Wasps are to continue building momentum: “Sunday’s performance against Saracens was certainly one for the memory banks, but that’s where it stays. We enjoyed Sunday, but from Monday morning all focus has been on Bath and trying to replicate the levels we reached last weekend.
 
“We all know how tough a side Bath are to break down, especially at the Rec. It’s been nip and tuck between us this season, with them pinching a win at the Ricoh and us pinching one back at the Rec. We know each other well and both teams will be aware of the quality in each side. I’m sure Bath will want to set the record straight and make it 2-2 after our win there in Europe, so we know they will throw everything at us on Saturday. We will need to be at our absolute best again if we’re to get the result we want.”
 
Wasps team to play Bath Rugby at the Rec on Saturday

15. Charles Piutau
14. Christian Wade
13. Elliot Daly
12. Siale Piutau
11. Frank Halai
10. Ruaridh Jackson
9. Dan Robson

1. Simon McIntyre
2. Ashley Johnson
3. Jake Cooper-Woolley
4. Bradley Davies
5. Kearnan Myall
6. Thomas Young
7. George Smith ©
8. Nathan Hughes
 
16. Carlo Festuccia
17. Tom Bristow
18. Lorenzo Cittadini
19. James Cannon
20. Alex Rieder
21. Jamie Stevenson
22. Jimmy Gopperth
23. Rob Miller
   

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