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Premiership: Wasps v Worcester Warriors (Sat)

2021-05-14 14:13:23

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Worcester scum-half Francois Hougaard will likely be taking part in for Wasps subsequent season
Venue: Ricoh Enviornment Date: Saturday, 15 Could Kick-off: 15:00 BST Protection: Updates on BBC native radio and stay scores on the BBC Sport web site

Wasps make 4 adjustments as they bid to stretch their sequence of 13 successive Premiership wins towards Worcester.

Charlie Atkinson begins at full-back for the primary time, whereas prop Biyi Alo performs his first recreation of the season.

Backside membership Worcester have scrum-half Francois Hougaard taking part in towards the facet he’s to affix subsequent season.

Recalled stand-off Billy Searle faces his previous membership, whereas Welsh winger Harri Doel makes his first begin and England centre Ollie Lawrence is on the bench.

South Africa worldwide centre Francois Venter performs his fiftieth recreation for Warriors, having made his debut towards Wasps firstly of the 2018-19 season.

Wales worldwide tighthead prop Scott Andrews, on mortgage from Cardiff Blues, can also be on the bench and is in line to make his debut for Warriors, who’ve 12 gamers unavailable for choice.

Jimmy Gopperth is on the Wasps bench trying to make his a hundredth Premiership look, whereas Brad Shields, captain on his fiftieth look, is at quantity eight, permitting Ben Morris to play at blindside flanker, with Thomas Younger at openside.

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Ninth-placed Wasps have received simply certainly one of their final 4 league video games, however Worcester are on a 17-game shedding run in all competitions relationship again to the opening weekend of the season.

Their solely two ‘wins’ since beating London Irish six months in the past are the 2 four-pointers they have been handed for the Covid-postponed video games towards Harlequins and Newcastle. They haven’t crushed Wasps since they moved from Excessive Wycombe to Coventry in 2014.

Worcester’s final win on this fixture was the 29-23 victory at Sixways in March 2013, whereas Warriors’ final victory on Wasps soil was at Adams Park on New 12 months’s Day 2012.

Wasps: Atkinson; Kibirige, Odogwu, Fekitoa, Bassett; Umaga, Robson; West, Oghre, Alo, Rowlands, Gaskell, B Morris, Younger, Shields (capt).

Replacements: Taylor, McIntyre, Toomaga-Allen, Cardall, Vailanu, Vellacott, Gopperth, R Miller

Worcester: Shillcock; Humphreys, Venter, Beck, Doel; Searle, Hougaard; Waller, Annett, Palframan, 4 A Kitchener, Clegg, Hill (capt), Lewis, Kvesic.

Replacements: I Miller, Thomas, Andrews, Bresler, Batley, Simpson, Lawrence, Fidow.

Referee: Ian Tempest (RFU).

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