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TEAM NEWS: Wasps vs Bristol United

Gaston Cortes returns to action when Bristol United face Wasps in the penultimate clash of the Aviva A-League on Monday (7.30pm KO).

The prop has been sidelined with a knee problem but recovers for the Maidenhead RFC clash against fourth placed Wasps.

United have won one and lost three of their fixtures in the Southern Section. Bristol name an unchanged backline from the side that fell to defeat to Bath last Monday.

Meanwhile, Chris Brooker comes into the front row alongside Kyle Traynor, while Bristol University’s Sam Jeffries switches to blindside flanker.

Bristol United include Academy U18s scrum half Josh Barton among the replacements.

Bristol United team to face Wasps at Maidenhead RFC on Monday, 4 January (7.15pm KO):

Auguy Slowik; George Watkins, Tommaso Benvenuti, Nick Carpenter (c), Ryan Edwards; Callum Sheedy, Andy Uren; Kyle Traynor, Chris Brooker, Gaston Cortes, Adam Sinclair (trialist), John Hawkins, Sam Jeffries (Bristol Uni), Max Crumpton, Josh Ovens. 

Replacements: James Stephenson, Jamal Ford-Robinson, David Spellman (Cambridge Uni), Louis Wolf (Clifton RFC), Jack Davies (Bath Uni), Josh Barton (U18s/Millfield), Sam Katz (trialist), Darren Hudson.