Wasps vs Bristol Bears: Preview, Team news,refere and TV guide for semi-final - Ruck

Wasps vs Bristol Bears: Preview, Team news,refere and TV guide for semi-final

Bristol Bears travel to the Ricoh Arena to take on Wasps in the Gallagher Premiership play-off semi-final on Saturday (1.30pm KO, BT Sport 1 HD).

Pat Lam’s men booked their place in the top four for the first time in 13 years on a dramatic final day of the regular season, beating London Irish with a bonus-point at The Stoop to seal a third-place finish.

Lee Blackett’s Wasps have been the league’s form side since the restart, storming to second place in the table, just three points behind leaders, Exeter Chiefs.

QUICKFIRE FACTS


When is Wasps vs Bristol Bears taking place? 
Saturday 10th October, 2020 – 13:30 (UK)

Where is Wasps vs Bristol Bears taking place? Ricoh Arena, Coventry

What is the expected weather for Wasps vs Bristol Bears? Partly cloudy, 12c

PREDICTION

Wasps are on a six-match winning streak and should go on to the final if their last game against the Bears was anything to go by. They won 59-35 back on the 13th of September and a similarly big result looks on the cards here.

Suggestion: Wasps (-3.5) handicap

Wasps vs Bristol Bears Line-Ups

Wasps: 15 Matteo Minozzi, 14 Zach Kibirige, 13 Malakai Fekitoa, 12 Jimmy Gopperth, 11 Josh Bassett, 10 Jacob Umaga, 9 Dan Robson, 8 Brad Shields, 7 Thomas Young, 6 Jack Willis, 5 Will Rowlands, 4 Joe Launchbury (c), 3 Kieran Brookes, 2 Tommy Taylor, 1 Simon McIntyre
Replacements: 16 Gabriel Oghre, 17 Tom West, 18 Biyi Alo, 19 James Gaskell, 20 Alfie Barbeary, 21 Tom Willis, 22 Ben Vellacott, 23 Michael Le Bourgeois

Bristol Bears: 15 Max Malins, 14 Luke Morahan, 13 Semi Radradra, 12 Siale Piutau, 11 Piers O’Conor, 10 Callum Sheedy, 9 Andy Uren, 8 Nathan Hughes, 7 Ben Earl, 6 Steven Luatua (c), 5 Chris Vui, 4 Joe Joyce, 3 John Afoa, 2 Harry Thacker, 1 Jake Woolmore
Replacements: 16 George Kloska, 17 Yann Thomas, 18 Kyle Sinckler, 19 Ed Holmes, 20 Dan Thomas, 21 Harry Randall, 22 Sam Bedlow, 23 Alapati Leiua

Venue: Ricoh Arena
Kick-off: 13:30 BST
Referee: tbc
Assistant referees: tbc
TMO: tbc

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