Premiership: Wasps v Leicester Tigers

Geordan Murphy

Gallagher Premiership
Venue: Ricoh Arena Date: Sunday, 16 September Kick-off: 15:00 BST Coverage: Updates on BBC local radio and live scores on the BBC Sport website

Leicester Tigers make two changes from the side that beat Newcastle in Geordan Murphy’s first match as interim boss.

Guy Thompson starts in the forwards and Gareth Owen plays at centre, while Dan Cole plays his 200th game for Tigers.

Wasps hand a debut to centre Michael Le Bourgeois, while Lima Sopoaga makes his first start.

There are three other changes from the side beaten by Exeter Chiefs, with James Gaskell, Ashley Johnson and Nizaam Carr all starting.

Wasps: Daly; Wade, De Jongh, Le Bourgeois, Bassett; Sopoaga, Robson; Harris, Taylor, Brookes, Launchbury (capt), Gaskell, Johnson, Carr, Hughes.

Replacements: Cruse, Zhvania, Stuart, Rowlands, Morris, Simpson, Searle, Miller.

Leicester: Veainu; Thompstone, Tuilagi, Owen, May; Ford, B Youngs; Bateman, T Youngs (capt), Cole, Williams, Spencer, Denton, Thompson, Kalamafoni.

Replacements: Stevens, Feao, Heyes, Wells, Lewis, White, Hardwick, Olowofela.

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