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London Wasps name side for Newcastle

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London Wasps Director of Rugby, Warren Gatland, has named his side for this Sunday’s Zurich Premiership match against the Newcastle Falcons, kick-off 3pm.

For the first time this season, the starting XV is unchanged.

The only change is on the bench. Rob Howley returns after missing last Sunday’s game due to a slight back strain, while Mark Lock replaces John Hart (slight shoulder injury).

Gatland said, “ We have gone two games without conceding a try and have won the last three in a row. It’s important that we keep this winning momentum during November. Falcons are a strong side and will be looking to build on their win over Bath. We expect a battle and are well prepared”.

The team is…

15 Tom Voyce14 Shane Roiser13 Fraser Waters12 Mark Denney11 John Rudd10 Mark Van Gisbergen9 Peter Richards

1 Tim Payne2 Phil Greening3 Craig Dowd (Capt)4 Simon Shaw5 Richard Birkett6 Paul Volley7 Jonny O’ Connor8 Ian Clarke

16 Rob Howley17 Ayoola Erinle18 James Haskell19 Martin Purdy20 Mark Lock21 Alistair McKenzie22 Trevor Leota



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