London Wasps have named their team to take on Bath in Saturday’s St George’s Day Game at Twickenham. Wasps welcome back flying winger Tom Varndell who returns to the starting line-up having recovered from an injury which was initially expected to see him miss the rest of the season.

Varndell’s return, after an intensive rehab programme, provides a major boost to the Wasps team who scored seven tries in their big win over Leeds in the last round. Before his injury, Varndell was one of the Premiership’s most prolific try scorers with 12 tries to his name.

Elsewhere exciting teenager Elliot Daly has been handed the fullback shirt following his promising performance in last week’s game where he made his first Premiership start. Daly is no stranger to the Twickenham turf having featured there recently for his school where he scored 20 points in helping his side to victory in the Daily Mail/RBS U18 Cup Final.

Wasps also welcome back centre Ben Jacobs who has recovered from injury to resume his partnership with Riki Flutey in the middle.

It will a last home game for Dave Walder, who is at fly-half, and Mark Van Gisbergen, who is on the bench, as both players are moving on from the club at the end of the season and the experienced Wasps duo will be keen to go out on a high at England’s headquarters.

In the pack Zak Taulafo and Joe Ward are named to start this week and after an exciting appearance from the bench last weekend, Billy Vunipola earns his first start in the Aviva Premiership. The Harrow schoolboy features along with England U20’s star Joe Launchbury who starts in the second row alongside Simon Shaw having become a mainstay of the side in recent weeks with some striking performances.

Josh Lewsey returns to the bench this weekend alongside Nic Berry and Richard Birkett, who all recovered from injury to feature.

London Wasps interim Director of Rugby Leon Holden said: “This is a big game for us in front of what should be a fantastic crowd with a great atmosphere. We’ve brought in a few of more experienced players who have recovered from injury and I think we have a good balance between youth and some of the more experienced players who are used to these big occasions. Everyone is looking forward to the game.”

London Wasps team to face Bath in the St George’s Day Game at Twickenham, 23rd April 2011, KO 5.30PM

15. Elliot Daly

14. Richard Haughton

13. Ben Jacobs

12. Riki Flutey

11. Tom Varndell

10. Dave Walder

9. Joe Simpson

1 Zak Taulafo

2. Joe Ward

3. Ben Broster

4. Simon Shaw

5. Joe Launchbury

6. John Hart (c)

7. Dan Ward Smith

8. Billy Vunipola

16. Tom Lindsay

17. Charlie Beech

18. Bob Baker

19. Richard Birkett

20. Serge Betsen

21 Nic Berry

22 Mark Van Gisbergen

23 Josh Lewsey