Vunipola starts in strong Wasps line-up

Recalled: Christian Wade

Recalled: Christian Wade

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WASPS have recalled Christian Wade, Joe Launchbury and Elliot Daly to their side as they look to secure a home Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-final by beating Newport-Gwent Dragons tomorrow night.

Billy Vunipola also starts just days after announcing he would leave the club this summer.

Wasps need to win to be sure of playing in Wycombe in the last eight, and Dai Young has left little to chance with his team selection.

He said: "I know better than most what a tough task we face down in Newport on Thursday night.

"They will be looking to disrupt our campaign in any way they can and they are a tough, dogged side who are well capable of doing that if we don’t turn up and perform.

"We are delighted to have secured a place in the last eight but we believe securing home advantage is vitally important and that is our only focus.”

The Wasps squad is: Hugo Southwell (c), Christian Wade, Elliot Daly, Andrea Masi, Tom Varndell, Nick Robinson, Charlie Davies, Zak Taulafo, Tom Lindsay, Phil Swainston, Joe Launchbury, Marco Wentzel, Sam Jones, Jonathan Poff, Billy Vunipola.

Replacements: T Rhys Thomas, Tim Payne, Will Taylor, James Cannon, Matt Everardm, Joe Simpson, Stephen Jones, Chris Bell

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