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How could Wasps line up next season? Examining their possible XV

Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young is believed to be preparing to revamp his team in the summer with Danny Cipriani and James Haskell set to leave the Ricoh Arena.

Young has already recruited All Black fly-half Lima Sopoaga and highly rated back-rower Brad Shields, but with highly paid players leaving they will undoubtedly have the financial muscle to dip into the transfer market yet again.

With Christian Wade also likely to depart at the end of the season, but if they could win the race to sign London Irish winger Joe Cokanasiga, who reportedly has a relegation release clause in his contract, they’d be sorted.

Tighthead Marty Moore heads back to Ireland this summer and it has been widely reported that Wasps are targetting England prop Kieran Brookes, who will be leaving Saints, as a possible replacement for next season.

Wasps already have a world-class lock in Joe Launchbury, but if they could add British & Irish Lion and Ireland stalwart Iain Henderson, who is currently considering his options, it would give them a duo who can compare with any teams 4 & 5 in the world.

POSSIBLE WASPS XV
Fullback: Willie le Roux
Winger: Josh Bassett
Centre: Elliot Daly
Centre: Juan de Jongh
Winger: Joe Cokanasiga
Fly-half: Lima Sopoaga
Scrum-half: Dan Robson
Prop: Matt Mullan
Hooker: Tommy Taylor
Prop: Kieran Brookes
Lock: Joe Launchbury
Lock: Iain Henderson
Flanker: Jack Willis
Flanker: Brad Shields
Number 8: Nathan Hughes

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