WASPS have made three personnel changes and one positional switch ahead of their clash with Northampton Saints this weekend.
Brad Shields returns from injury to captain the side in the absence of Joe Launchbury and is joined in the back row by the Willis brothers.
Jack Willis is one of four players making their 50th Premiership appearance against Saints with Tom West, Jacob Umaga and Nizaam Carr all set to reach the milestone at Franklin’s Gardens.
Umaga switches from full back to fly half, as he partners Dan Robson at half-back whilst Marcus Watson takes his place at 15 and is joined by Paolo Odogwu and Josh Bassett in the back three.
Tim Cardall starts in the second row, alongside Elliott Stooke whilst West forms the front row with Gabriel Oghre and Biyi Alo once again.
The centre partnership is unchanged from the defeat at Bristol Bears as Ryan Mills partners Sam Spink.
And Carr is joined on the bench by the returning Dan Frost, Robin Hislop and Vaea Fifita with Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, Will Porter, Charlie Atkinson and Jimmy Gopperth the other replacements.
Wasps Starting XV
1 Tom West
2 Gabriel Oghre
3 Biyi Alo
4 Tim Cardall
5 Elliott Stooke
6 Brad Shields (C)
7 Jack Willis
8 Tom Willis
9 Dan Robson
10 Jacob Umaga
11 Josh Bassett
12 Ryan Mills
13 Sam Spink
14 Paolo Odogwu
15 Marcus Watson
16 Dan Frost
17 Robin Hislop
18 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen
19 Vaea Fifita
20 Nizaam Carr
21 Will Porter
22 Charlie Atkinson
23 Jimmy Gopperth
Unavailable (8): Alfie Barbeary, Ali Crossdale, Tom Cruse, Malakai Fekitoa, James Gaskell, Joe Launchbury, Rodrigo Martinez and Thomas Young.
Wasps clash with Northampton takes place on Sunday, March 13 with kick-off at 3pm at Franklin’s Gardens.
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