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Wasps team to play Sale Sharks

Director of Rugby Dai Young has named his side to face Sale Sharks at the AJ Bell Stadium this Saturday, kick off 17:30.

Wasps are boosted by the return to fitness of George Smith and Ben Jacobs ahead of their trip to Salford this weekend, with both players named to start.
 
The other two changes to the starting side see Joe Simpson start at scrum half and Sam Jones at number eight.
 
Wasps’ Director of Rugby Dai Young said: "We were all disappointed not to get anything from last weekend’s game. Having looked back at the match, we were happy with how we played in the most part but there were small mistakes that allowed Saracens to pull clear and we will take what we have learnt from that going forward.
 
"This weekend is another big challenge. Our record up there isn’t brilliant, so we know how tough a prospect it is that faces us. They are a very rugged side, who will fight for everything and we have to match that physicality first and foremost.
 
"The next couple of weeks are big for us in terms of our season. Going into the new year we want to be putting our best foot forward and we need to firing on all fronts as we hit the middle stages of the campaign."
 
Wasps team to face Sale Sharks at the AJ Bell Stadium on Saturday 2 January, kick off 17:30.
 
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. James Gaskell
6. James Haskell (c)
7. George Smith
8. Sam Jones
 
16. Edd Shervington
17. Simon McIntyre
18. Phil Swainston
19. Kearnan Myall
20. Thomas Young
21. Dan Robson
22. Ruaridh Jackson
23. Sailosi Tagicakibau
 

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