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London Wasps name side to face Leicester Tigers

London Wasps name side to face Leicester Tigers

London Wasps Head Coach Shaun Edwards has today named his side to face Leicester at Welford Road in the Aviva Premiership on Saturday.

Edwards has made five changes from the starting line up that lost to Gloucester in last weekend’s fixture. The changes see Mark Van Gisbergen and Nic Berry return in the back line and Tom Lindsay, Marty Veale and Joe Launchbury all start in the pack. Richard Birkett is named as captain.

Van Gisbergen returns to fullback, with Ben Jacobs fitting in on the wing in the absence of Tom Varndell and Nic Berry comes into the team at scrum-half.

Tom Lindsay starts at hooker pushing Joe Ward to the bench, while James Cannon makes way for Marty Veale in the second row. Joe Worsley starts at number 8 and youngster Joe Launchbury, who recently starred for England U20s, is on the flank.

London Wasps have a record of two wins in the last three games at Welford Road, and in the last fixture between the sides, Wasps won 37-30 when Leicester visited Adams Park at the beginning of the season in a thrilling game.

London Wasps team to face Leicester on Saturday 19th February, KO 5.30pm:

15 Mark Van Gisbergen
14 Richard Haughton
13 Dominic Waldouck
12 Riki Flutey
11 Ben Jacob
10 Dave Walder
9 Nic Berry
1 Tim Payne
2 Tom Lindsay
3 Ben Broster
4 Marty Veale
5 Richard Birkett (c)
6 Joe Launchbury
7 Serge Betsen
8 Joe Worsley

16 Joe Ward
17 Shaun Ruwers
18 Bob Baker
19 James Cannon
20 Sam Jones
21 Joe Simpson
22 Steve Kefu
23 Jack Wallace

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