RUGBY UNION - Fekitoa and Umaga return for Wasps ahead of semi-final trip to Lyon - The Coventry Observer

RUGBY UNION - Fekitoa and Umaga return for Wasps ahead of semi-final trip to Lyon

Coventry Editorial 13th May, 2022   0

WASPS have made two changes to the side ahead of their European Challenge Cup semi-final against Lyon as both Malakai Fekitoa and Jacob Umaga return.

Fekitoa returns to the starting line up at 13, joined in the centre by Jimmy Gopperth.

And Umaga starts at full-back with Josh Bassett and Francois Hougaard completing the back three line-up.

The half-back partnership remains unchanged with Dan Robson at scrum half and Charlie Atkinson at 10.




Supporters’ Player of the Season, Brad Shields, is joined in the back row by Alfie Barbeary and Jack Willis.

Captain Joe Launchbury lines up alongside Elliott Stooke in the second row, whilst the front row remains unchanged with Tom West, Gabriel Oghre and Biyi Alo.


Sam Spink is joined on the bench this weekend by Dan Frost, Ben Harris, Elliot Millar-Mills, James Gaskell, Tom Willis, Will Porter and Zach Kibirige.

 

Wasps Starting XV

1 Tom West

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 Charlie Atkinson

11 Josh Bassett

12 Jimmy Gopperth

13 Malakai Fekitoa

14 Francois Hougaard

15 Jacob Umaga

 

Replacements

16 Dan Frost

17 Ben Harris

18 Elliot Millar-Mills

19 James Gaskell

20 Tom Willis

21 Will Porter

22 Sam Spink

23 Zach Kibirige

Unavailable (3): Tom Cruse, Vaea Fifita and Rodrigo Martinez.

Wasps clash with Lyon takes place on Saturday, May 14 with kick-off at 1.30pm at Matmut Stadium de Gerland.

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