riki flutey waspsFlutey racks up a half century in black and gold as Wasps name side for Glasgow clash

Director of Rugby Tony Hanks has today named his side to face Glasgow Warriors at Adams Park this Sunday. On the back of a near victory over Toulouse at the Stade Municipal, the men in black and gold face Glasgow on home turf in Round 2.

Hanks will utilise the services of Riki Flutey, who makes his 50th Club appearance following the birth of his son this week, David Lemi, Charlie Beech, Rob Webber and Dan Ward-Smith who all come into the starting line up for this game.

In the back line Richard Haughton moves to full back in place of Mark Van Gisbergen who is named amongst the replacements. Tom Varndell moves to the right wing as Lemi comes into the side on the left. Flutey partners with Ben Jacobs in midfield, forcing Dom Waldouck to the bench, whilst the half back pairing of Joe Simpson and Dave Walder remains intact.

In the front row Beech makes his first start of the season alongside hooker Rob Webber who trades places with Joe Ward on the bench. Zak Taulafo moves from loose head to tight head in place of Ben Broster and the last change comes in the back row as Dan Ward-Smith starts in place of Joe Worsley.

On the bench new prop Shaun Ruwers and Marty Veale, who secures his first match 23 place of the season, join Van Gisbergen, Ward, Waldouck, Broster, Worsley and Nic Berry who retains his place.

Looking ahead to the game Hanks said, “This is our biggest game of the season to date but the selection also represents the strength of the squad. Good competition for places is vital for us to be contenders and it is important after the emotion, travel and conditions of last week’s game we select a side with some fresh legs and players keen to impress with their chance.

“We have a lot of respect for the Warriors side and the challenge ahead, especially having played them in pre-season fixtures for the last two seasons. From our point of view we are keen to build on last week but we know that a win is the only option.”

London Wasps team to face Glasgow Warriors at Adams Park on Sunday 17th October, KO 1PM:

15 Richard Haughton

14 Tom Varndell

13 Ben Jacobs

12 Riki Flutey

11 David Lemi

10 Dave Walder

9 Joe Simpson

1 Charlie Beech

2 Rob Webber

3 Zak Taulafo

4 Simon Shaw

5 Richard Birkett

6 Dan Ward-Smith

7 Tom Rees (C)

8 Andy Powell

16 Joe Ward

17 Shaun Ruwers

18 Ben Broster

19 Marty Veale

20 Joe Worsley

21 Nic Berry

22 Dominic Waldouck

23 Mark Van Gisbergen

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