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Preview: London Wasps v Viadana

17th January 2014 13:57

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London Wasps boss Dai Young has made five changes to his starting line-up for Sunday's Challenge Cup visit of Viadana.

In the backs, Joe Carlisle starts at fly-half, Josh Bassett gets a start on the wing and Andrew Suniula starts in the centres, in the place of Andy Goode, Will Helu and Charlie Hayter respectively.

One of the changes in the pack is in the front row, with Simon McIntyre starting at loosehead in place of Matt Mullan. The other is at lock, where Tom Palmer starts in the place of Joe Launchbury.

"Sunday's game is all about retaining our 100% record in the pool stages. We want to qualify as high up the seeding as we can and, having scored 90 points against Viadana in Italy in round one of this competition, we will be looking for another bonus point victory this weekend," said Young.

The teams:

London Wasps: 15 Elliot Daly, 14 Josh Bassett, 13 Chris Bell (c), 12 Andrew Suniula, 11 Tom Varndell, 10 Joe Carlisle, 9 Charlie Davies, 8 Sam Jones, 7 James Haskell, 6 Ashley Johnson, 5 Kearnan Myall, 4 Tom Palmer, 3 Phil Swainston, 2 Tom Lindsay, 1 Simon McIntyre
Replacements: 16 Carlo Festuccia, 17 Taione Vea, 18 Will Taylor, 19 Esteban Lozada, 20 Guy Thompson, 21 Joe Simpson, 22 Andy Goode, 23 Will Helu

Viadana: 15 Marco Antonio Gennari, 14 Nicola Sintich, 13 Daniel Rudolf Yakopo, 12 Giorgio Tizzi, 11 Gianmarco Amadasi, 10 Juan Pablo Sanchez, 9 Pietro Travagli, 8 Mirko Monfrino, 7 Andrea Denti, 6 Federico Manuini, 5 Joubert Prinsloo Horn, 4 Matteo Minari (c), 3 Paddy Ryan, 2 Antonio Denti, 1 Giulio Cenedese
Replacements: 16 Luca Bigi,

17 Luca Marchini, 18 Daniele Greco, 19 Marco Pelizzari, 20 Liviu Pascu, 21 Khyam Steven Apperley-Iti, 22 Keanu John Apperley-Iti, 23 Riccardo Pavan

Date: Sunday 19th January
Venue: Adams Park
Kick-off: 1400 (local and GMT)
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz (Fra)

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