CHRISTIAN Wade will play his first game for Wasps since November 30 in a friendly against Esher tomorrow.

The winger damaged his ankle against London Irish and after playing a full part in pre-season training missed both the two pre-season friendlies with a hamstring strain.

However, he has been named in a side that wouldn't be far away from Dai Young's starting XV against Saracens on September 6.

Certainly the pack looks full strength. Joe Launchbury starts in the second row with James Gaskell, while Ashley Johnson, James Haskell and Nathan Hughes form a blockbuster back row and Matt Mullan, Carlo Festuccia and Lorenzo Cittadini start in the front row.

The match kicks off at 7.30pm, and entrance to Molesey Road is free.


15. Rob Miller

14. Christian Wade

13. Elliot Daly

12. Chris Bell

11. Jonah Holmes

10. Andy Goode

9. Charlie Davies

1. Matt Mullan

2. Carlo Festuccia

3. Lorenzo Cittadini

4. Joe Launchbury

5. James Gaskell

6. Ashley Johnson

7. James Haskell

8. Nathan Hughes

16. Tom Lindsay

17. John Yapp

18. Phil Swainston

19. Kearnan Myall

20. Guy Thompson

21. Tom Bliss

22. Alex Lozowski

23. Andrea Masi

24. Tom Varndell