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Sat 10 Oct 2020 | 02:00

RECAP: Wasps v Bristol Bears

RECAP: Wasps v Bristol Bears
Sat 10 Oct 2020 | 02:00
RECAP: Wasps v Bristol Bears
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READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our coverage of the Premiership semifinal between Wasps and Bristol Bears in Coventry.

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Wasps have reached their fourth Premiership semifinal in the last five years but their only victory in those encounters was by a single point against Leicester Tigers at Ricoh Arena in 2017. Wasps have won their last six matches since their 11-20 reversal at home to Sale on August 25.

That defeat was their only home loss in any tournament since Bordeaux-Begles beat them in Coventry on January 18. Bristol Bears only previous Premiership semifinal appearance was in their 14-26 defeat to Leicester at Welford Road in 2007. The Bears have lost just once since the end of August: 13-59 to Saturday’s opponents Wasps at Ricoh Arena in Round 20.

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Teams:

Wasps: 15 Matteo Minozzi, 14 Zach Kibirige, 13 Malakai Fekitoa, 12 Jimmy Gopperth, 11 Josh Bassett, 10 Jacob Umaga, 9 Dan Robson, 8 Brad Shields, 7 Thomas Young, 6 Jack Willis, 5 Will Rowlands, 4 Joe Launchbury (captain), 3 Kieran Brookes, 2 Tommy Taylor, 1 Simon McIntyre.
Replacements: 16 Gabriel Oghre, 17 Tom West, 18 Biyi Alo, 19 James Gaskell, 20 Alfie Barbeary, 21 Tom Willis, 22 Ben Vellacott, 23 Michael Le Bourgeois.

Bristol Bears: 15 Max Malins, 14 Luke Morahan, 13 Semi Radradra, 12 Siale Piutau, 11 Piers O’Conor, 10 Callum Sheedy, 9 Andy Uren, 8 Nathan Hughes, 7 Ben Earl, 6 Steven Luatua (captain), 5 Chris Vui, 4 Joe Joyce, 3 John Afoa, 2 Harry Thacker, 1 Jake Woolmore.
Replacements: 16 George Kloska, 17 Yann Thomas, 18 Kyle Sinckler, 19 Ed Holmes, 20 Dan Thomas, 21 Harry Randall, 22 Sam Bedlow, 23 Alapati Leiua.

Referee: Matthew Carley
Assistant referees: Karl Dickson & Ian Tempest
TMO: Tom Foley.

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