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  • Aviva Premiership
  • 7th Oct 2012
  • KO 15:00
  • Ground: Adams Park
  • Att: 5,232

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Wasps captain Hugo Southwell will make his return from a hand injury in today's Aviva Premiership clash with Worcester at Adams Park.

The full-back has missed his side's last two games but is back in the starting XV as one of three changes to the back-line for the visit of the Warriors.

Stephen Jones takes the No 10 shirt after being forced to miss the defeat to Northampton with a stomach bug, and Tom Varndell returns on the wing in the place of the injured James Bailey.

Only one change is made in the forwards, with Simon McIntyre replacing the suspended Tim Payne in the front row.

Jon Clarke will make his first start for Worcester, coming in on the wing for Nikki Walker in the only change to head coach Richard Hill's starting XV following the victory over London Irish.

Wasps: 15 Hugo Southwell (c), 14 Tom Varndell, 13 Andrea Masi, 12 Chris Bell, 11 Christian Wade, 10 Stephen Jones, 9 Joe Simpson, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 James Haskell, 6 Joe Launchbury, 5 Marco Wentzel, 4 Tom Palmer, 3 Zak Taulafo, 2 Tom Lindsay, 1 Simon McIntyre. Replacements: 16 T Rhys Thomas, 17 Phil Swainston, 18 Fabio Staibano, 19 Jonathan Poff, 20 Ashley Johnson, 21 Charlie Davies, 22 Nick Robinson, 23 Elliot Daly.

Worcester: 15 Chris Pennell, 14 Jon Clarke, 13 Alex Grove, 12 Josh Matavesi, 11 David Lemi, 10 Andy Goode, 9 Jonny Arr, 8 Matt Kvesic, 7 Sam Betty, 6 Chris Jones, 5 Dean Schofield (c), 4 James Percival, 3 John Andress, 2 Aleki Lutui, 1 Matt Mullan. Replacements: 16 Ollie Hayes, 17 Ceri Jones, 18 James Currie, 19 Craig Gillies, 20 Blair Cowan, 21 Paul Hodgson, 22 Joe Carlisle, 23 Ravai Fatiaki.

What they said...

Wasps director of Rugby Dai Young

"We had a decent win there in our last match and we know how important home form is so this is an important game.

"Worcester will come here with lots of confidence having scored some very good tries in their last few games and they always bring with them a strong set piece and defensive game."

Worcester head coach Richard Hill

"We've done exceptionally well to score four tries at Northampton and against London Irish, but Wasps will pose a different threat away from home so we must not get too carried away.

"We need to keep our feet on the ground. We've been working exceptionally hard and have prepared meticulously to attack and defend against Wasps. The players are hungry and ready to take Wasps on."

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