RUGBY UNION - Dan Robson to make 150th Wasps appearance against Falcons - The Coventry Observer

RUGBY UNION - Dan Robson to make 150th Wasps appearance against Falcons

Coventry Editorial 25th Mar, 2022   0

DAN Robson is in line to make his 150th Wasps appearance as he starts at scrum half against Newcastle Falcons at the Coventry Building Society Arena this weekend.

Robson forms the half-back partnership with Jacob Umaga.

England trio Joe Launchbury, Jack Willis and Alfie Barbeary return to start in the forward pack.

Brad Shields joins Barbeary and Willis in the back row, while Elliott Stooke lines up alongside captain Launchbury in the second row.

Having returned from injury in the Premiership Cup last weekend, Malakai Fekitoa starts at outside centre. He forms the centre partnership with Jimmy Gopperth.

Zach Kibirige starts at full back, after scoring against Sale Sharks last weekend. Joining Kibirige in the back three are wingers Paolo Odogwu and Josh Bassett.

The front row is made up of Bomber Hislop, Gabriel Oghre and Biyi Alo.

Amongst the replacements, Vaea Fifita and Tom West return from the injuries they picked up against Northampton Saints.

They are joined on the bench by Dan Frost, Elliot Millar-Mills, Tom Willis, Will Porter, Sam Spink and Marcus Watson as the other replacements.


Wasps Starting XV

1 Robin Hislop

2 Gabriel Oghre

3 Biyi Alo

4 Joe Launchbury (C)

5 Elliott Stooke

6 Brad Shields

7 Jack Willis

8 Alfie Barbeary

9 Dan Robson

10 Jacob Umaga

11 Josh Bassett

12 Jimmy Gopperth

13 Malakai Fekitoa

14 Paolo Odogwu

15 Zach Kibirige



16 Dan Frost

17 Tom West

18 Elliot Millar-Mills

19 Vaea Fifita

20 Tom Willis

21 Will Porter

22 Sam Spink

23 Marcus Watson

Unavailable (8): Charlie Atkinson, Tom Cruse, Kieran Curran, James Gaskell, Rodrigo Martinez, Ryan Mills, Matteo Minozzi and Thomas Young.

Wasps clash with Newcastle takes place on Saturday, March 26 with kick-off at 3pm at the CBS Arena.

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