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Posted Thursday, March 11th 2021

Match preview: Wasps (h) - Gallagher Premiership

Everything you need to know ahead of the round 13 Gallagher Premiership clash with Wasps, in our Langley House Big Match Preview.



WASPS LINEUP

15. Rob Miller, 14. Zach Kibirige, 13. Malakai Fekitoa, 12. Jimmy Gopperth, 11. Josh Bassett, 10. Jacob Umaga, 9. Will Porter; 1. Tom West, 2. Gabriel Oghre, 3. Jeff Toomaga-Allen, 4. Will Rowlands, 5. James Gaskell, 6. Brad Shields (c), 7. Thomas Young, 8. Sione Vailanu.

Replacements: 16. Tommy Taylor, 17. Ben Harris, 18. Jack Owlett, 19. Levi Douglas, 20. Tom Willis, 21. Ben Vellacott, 22. Michael Le Bourgeois, 23. Matteo Minozzi.

WHEN AND WHERE

The Bears' round 13 Gallagher Premiership clash with Wasps is on Friday, March 12th, with kick-off at 7.45pm (UK).

In the UK, the game will be televised on BT Sport 1 HD and broadcast live on BBC Radio Bristol - and you can also follow all the action in our Matchday Centre on bristolbearsrugby.com and on Twitter: @BristolBears, whilst highlights will be available to watch from 10am the following day.

FORM GUIDE

Bristol Bears are unbeaten in the last four rounds of Gallagher Premiership Rugby since their home defeat to Sale on 5 February. That defeat to the Sharks was Bristol’s only reversal at Ashton Gate in Premiership Rugby this season

Wasps have won just once in their last six Gallagher Premiership Rugby encounters: 17-13 at Worcester in Round 9. Wasps were defeated at Leicester in their most recent away game and have not lost successive matches on the road in Premiership Rugby since December 2019.

Wasps have won their last eleven Gallagher Premiership Rugby fixtures against Bristol and are unbeaten in their last thirteen since the Bears 26-21 victory at Memorial Stadium in September 2006. Wasps have won on all three previous visits they have made to Ashton Gate.

OFFICIALS

Referee: Karl Dickson (39th Premiership game). Assistant Referees: Greg Macdonald & Gareth Holsgrove. TMO: Rowan Kitt. Citing Officer: Buster White.


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