22nd Sep, 2018

Willie Le Roux set to make home debut for Wasps against Gloucester

RUGBY UNION: SOUTH Africa international Willie Le Roux is in line to make his home debut for Wasps at the Ricoh Arena as they host Gloucester in the Aviva Premiership on Sunday.

Springbok Le Roux is named in Dai Young’s starting line-up having impressed off the bench during his debut against Sale Sharks last week, while the only other change for Wasps sees Joe Simpson start at scrum half.

“After back-to-back away games, we’re all looking forward to being back at the Ricoh Arena this Sunday, when we have an opportunity to put things right after last weekend’s disappointing defeat,” said Young.

“As I’ve always said, it’s about how you respond to the bumps in the road that shows the true measure of the squad and I expect a good response and performance this weekend.

“We know how tough a challenge it will be against a Gloucester side who beat us at Kingsholm earlier this season and who will be coming into this match full of confidence, off the back of beating the defending champions, Saracens.”

The match will kick off at 1pm, to allow fans to watch the RBS 6 Nations match between England and Italy on big screens in the Ericsson Exhibition Hall.

The Varsity Finale between Coventry University and University of Warwick will take place on the pitch after the match between Wasps and Gloucester.

Wasps team to face Gloucester:

15. Kurtley Beale

14. Christian Wade

13. Jimmy Gopperth

12. Kyle Eastmond

11. Willie Le Roux

10. Danny Cipriani

9. Joe Simpson

1. Matt Mullan (c)

2. Tommy Taylor

3. Jake Cooper-Woolley

4. Matt Symons

5. James Gaskell

6. Ashley Johnson

7. Thomas Young

8. Alex Rieder

16 Carlo Festuccia

17. Simon McIntyre

18. Marty Moore

19. Will Rowlands

20. Jack Willis

21. Dan Robson

22. Alapati Leiua

23. Josh Bassett

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