London Wasps 24 - 37 Exeter

Match info: Premiership at Adams Park

Date: 21/04/2013 KO: 14:00 Att: 7,197

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Wasps

TriesWade  (30) Southwell (50) Varndell (80)ConversionsJones (30, 50) Bell (80)PenaltiesDaly (6)

24
vs
37

Exeter

TriesYeandle (13) Nowell (19) Welch (42) Thomas (57)ConversionsSteenson  (13, 19, 42, 57)PenaltiesSteenson  (10, 25, 65)

FT (ht: 10-20)

  • Last Updated: April 19 2013, 13:52 BST

London Wasps director of rugby Dai Young has made seven changes to his line-up for Sunday's crunch clash with Exeter.

  • Stephen Jones: Back at fly-half for Wasps
  • Rob Baxter: Has named an unchanged line up 

The match has massive implications on the race for a top-six place - and a spot in the Heineken Cup.

Having fielded a slightly weakened team against Leicester, Young welcomes back fit-again Stephen Jones, T Rhys Thomas, Phil Swainston and James Haskell.

Andrea Masi and Joe Launchbury were both rested against the Tigers, while Joe Simpson started on the bench - however the trio are also named in the starting XV.

Exeter, on the other hand, have kept faith in their line up following a 27-6 win over London Irish last time out.

The Chiefs have one four of their last five past encounters and now lead Bath by two points and Wasps by three in the race for sixth spot.

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

Exeter: 15 Luke Arscott, 14 Jack Nowell, 13 Phil Dollman, 12 Jason Shoemark, 11 Matt Jess, 10 Gareth Steenson, 9 Haydn Thomas, 8 Richard Baxter (c), 7 James Scaysbrook, 6 Ben White, 5 Damian Welch, 4 Dean Mumm, 3 Hoani Tui, 2 Jack Yeandle, 1 Brett Sturgess.
Replacements: 16 Chris Whitehead, 17 Carl Rimmer, 18 Craig Mitchell, 19 Aly Muldowney, 20 Dave Ewers, 21 Will Chudley, 22 Henry Slade, 23 Ian Whitten.


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