Team News: England international returns after eight months out

Dai Young has named the Wasps side to play Newcastle Falcons at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday, in Round 8 of the Aviva Premiership.

The game kicks off at 5.15pm to enable supporters to watch England v Australia on the big screens in the Ericsson Indoor Arena Fan Village at 3pm.


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There is a welcome returns from injury fo England centre Kyle Eastmond, Gabiriele Lovobalavu and Kearnan Myall.

Eastmond makes his first start since rupturing his Achilles against Gloucester at the end of February, while Lovobalavu and Myall have recovered from calf and ankle injuries respectively to take their place among the replacements.


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Ashley Johnson is also set to make his 150th appearance for Wasps and will captain the side, while Jimmy Gopperth makes his 50th Premiership appearance for Wasps.

Wasps team to play Newcastle
15. Willie Le Roux
14. Christian Wade
13. Juan De Jongh
12. Kyle Eastmond
11. Josh Bassett
10. Jimmy Gopperth
9. Dan Robson
1.  Simon McIntyre
2.  Ashley Johnson ©
3.  Jake Cooper-Woolley
4.  Will Rowlands
5.  James Gaskell
6.  James Haskell
7.  Thomas Young
8.  Guy Thompson
Replacements
16. Nathan Charles
17. Ben Harris
18. Marty Moore
19. Kearnan Myall
20. Nizaam Carr
21. Joe Simpson
22. Rob Miller
23. Gabiriele Lovobalavu
Unavailable for selection:
Internationals: Elliot Daly, Nathan Hughes, Joe Launchbury
Injury: Danny Cipriani, Tom Cruse, Paul Doran-Jones, Sam Jones, Matt Mullan, Alex Rieder, Matt Symons, Tommy Taylor, Marcus Watson
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