Wasps return to action in the Tyrrell’s Premier 15s at home against Gloucester-Hartpury. Three weeks since the loss to Harlequins, Wasps will look to get back to winning ways against another play-off contender. Gloucester-Hartpury sit one point behind Wasps in fifth position as they travel to Twyford Avenue.
Wasps make six changes to the side that played Harlequins at the Twickenham Stoop. With Amy Wilson Hardy unavailable with England 7s, Kendall Templeman returns to the wing.
Louise Dodd returns to pair Kate Alder (Sponsored by PSB Industries) in the centre. Sammy Graham (Sponsored by European Astrotech) picks up her first start of the season at scrum half.
In the forwards, Nic Smith and Megan Horwood (Sponsored by Newbury Self Store) join Sarah Mitchelson (Sponsored by Yes Mortgage) in the back row. Kanyinsola Adefemiwa-Afilaka picks up a starting position at prop.
With some international players still unavailable for both squads, it will require dedication and hard work to secure a vital victory. Gloucester-Hartpury have proved worthy of their position in the top half, having won four games and lost four. Most of their losses have come against sides in the top four, although were within a point of unbeaten Loughborough.
With a 13:30 kick-off at Twyford Avenue, it allows plenty of time to travel to Twickenham for the England v Ireland clash after our fixture. With Claudia Macdonald and Claire Molloy playing, it promises to be a fantastic day of rugby in London.