Team News: Young to become Wasps centurion, Dunn to make 150 Bath caps

Team News: Young to become Wasps centurion, Dunn to make 150 Bath caps

The teams for this weekend's Round 17 Premiership clash between Wasps and Bath have been named.

 


 

 

Wasps


 

In the pack Tom West will make his 50th Wasps appearance and Thomas Young will make his 100th Wasps premiership appearance.  


 

After impressing in Wasps’ recent behind closed doors friendly with London Irish, there are welcome returns for Tom Willis, Will Porter and Charlie Atkinson amongst the replacements.  

 

 

Bath

 

Tom Dunn will make his 150th Bath Rugby appearance when he runs out against Wasps in the Gallagher Premiership on Sunday.

Joining the club in his teens, the hooker made his Bath debut in Europe in 2012 and has since become a fan favourite for his effort, skill and determination on and off the field with the aim of improving for his teammates and the jersey.

His performances in Blue, Black and White have seen him earn international honours with England and his latest milestone will come at the Ricoh Arena.

Dunn is one of five changes to the side that secured a last-gasp victory over Leicester Tigers last time out.

Will Chudley and Orlando Bailey form a new half-back partnership in an otherwise unchanged backline.

Loosehead prop Juan Schoeman comes into the front row alongside England duo Dunn and Will Stuart while Miles Reid, who scored his first ever Bath try last weekend, is selected at blindside flanker.

Elliott Stooke, Josh Bayliss and Max Clark are fresh faces in the 23 and are named among the replacements.

Line-Ups

 

Wasps (First-team appearances)  

 

15 Rob Miller (120)  

14 Paolo Odogwu (19)   

13 Malakai Fekitoa (33) 

12 Michael Le Bourgeois (54) 

11 Josh Bassett (144)  

10 Jacob Umaga (44) 

9 Dan Robson (131) 

1 Tom West (49) 

2 Tommy Taylor (87)  

3 Kieran Brookes (55)  

4 Joe Launchbury (159) (c) 

5 Will Rowlands (107) 

6 Ben Morris (40) 

7 Thomas Young (135) 

8 Brad Shields (47)  

 

Replacements 

16 Gabriel Oghre (40)  

17 Ben Harris (78) 

18 Jeff Toomaga-Allen (39) 

19 Levi Douglas (11) 

20 Tom Willis (36) 

21 Will Porter (29) 

22 Charlie Atkinson (12) 

23 Zach Kibirige (43)  

 

Bath

 

15. Anthony Watson, 14. Joe Cokanasiga, 13. Jonathan Joseph, 12. Cameron Redpath, 11. Will Muir, 10. Orlando Bailey, 9. Will Chudley; 1. Juan Schoeman, 2. Tom Dunn, 3. Will Stuart, 4. Josh McNally, 5. Charlie Ewels ©, 6. Miles Reid, 7. Sam Underhill, 8. Zach Mercer

 

16. Jacques du Toit, 17. Beno Obano, 18. Henry Thomas, 19. Elliott Stooke, 20. Josh Bayliss, 21. Ben Spencer, 22. Max Clark, 23. Alex Gray

 

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