Date: 11 Dec 2015


Wasps’ Director of Rugby Dai Young has named his side to face Bath Rugby this Sunday at the Ricoh Arena, in round three of the European Champions Cup, kick off 17:15.

Wasps are boosted by the returns of England internationals James Haskell and Joe Launchbury who missed out last weekend through injury.

There are also three personnel changes in the backline, with Joe Simpson, Ruaridh Jackson and Rob Miller all handed starting shirts. Frank Halai is ruled out with injury, which sees Charles Piutau move to the wing and Rob Miller return at fullback.

Wasps face Bath Rugby for the second of four scheduled fixtures against the West-Country side this season. While Wasps edged the first meeting, towards the beginning of the season, Director of Rugby Dai Young knows previous encounters mean nothing.

“Last week reminded us that no matter what games you’ve won or how intense the games have been, you have to keep your foot on the pedal week-in-week-out, otherwise you are going to come unstuck.

“The good thing about rugby is you have an opportunity to put things right very quickly. Bath are a side with strong European pedigree, and whether we play them in the league or in Europe, we know how strong they can be and we know we’re going to have to be somewhere near our best if we are to get the result.

“In contrast to our last game against Bath, both teams have their World Cup internationals back and we all know the last result counts for nothing. It’s all about who performs best on Sunday.”

As well as top-class European rugby on the field, fans attending the game have the chance to enjoy all the fun of the fair in the Fan Village ahead of the late afternoon kick-off.

The Rouge-themed Christmas parties at the Ricoh Arena with fairground rides, including dodgems, will be available for rugby supporters to hop aboard free of charge, so there’s lots to look forward to for the whole family when the Fan Village opens at 13:30.

Tickets for the game are available from £15 for adults and under-10s in some categories go free. To buy your tickets now, simply log on to our ticketing page, visit us at the Ricoh Arena Ticket Office, call us direct on 02476 786 411.


15. Rob Miller

14. Sailosi Tagicakibau

13. Elliot Daly

12. Ben Jacobs

11. Charles Piutau

10. Ruaridh Jackson

9. Joe Simpson

1. Matt Mullan

2. Ashley Johnson

3. Jake Cooper-Woolley

4. Joe Launchbury

5. Bradley Davies

6. James Haskell (c)

7. George Smith

8. Nathan Hughes

16. Edd Shervington

17. Simon McIntyre

18. Lorenzo Cittadini

19. James Gaskell

20. Sam Jones

21. Dan Robson

22. Jimmy Gopperth

23. Alapati Leiua