neil back leeds carnegie

Neil Back

Leeds Carnegie Head Coach Neil Back has been able to name an unchanged 23 man squad for the trip to Wasps.

Skipper Marco Wentzel has not recovered in time from a hamstring injury that ruled him out at the last minute last week for the dramatic win at Newcastle. Steve Thompson will continue to captain the side in the absence of the South African whilst Sean Hohneck will remain in the second row.

Until last season, Leeds Carnegie had never beaten London Wasps however they secured a dramatic win at Adams Park on their last visit in November 2009 and completed a double with victory at Headingley Carnegie last February.

The team in full is:

15 Michael Stephenson

14 Lee Blackett

13 Henry Faafili

12 Luther Burrell

11 Peter Wackett

10 Adrian Jarvis

9 Scott Mathie

1 Gareth Hardy

2 Steve Thompson (c)

3 Phil Swainston

4 Daniel Browne

5 Sean Hohneck

6 Kearnan Myall

7 Hendre Fourie

8 Alfie To’oala

16 Phil Nilsen

17 Gareth Denman

18 Juan Gomez

19 Rhys Oakley

20 Danny Paul

21 Dan White

22 Christian Lewis-Pratt

23 Semi Tadulala