2019-20 Premiership Rugby – Harlequins vs Wasps Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Harlequins vs Wasps taking place? Monday 28th September, 2020 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Harlequins vs Wasps taking place? Twickenham Stoop, London

What is the expected weather for Harlequins vs Wasps? 14c cloudy

Where can I get tickets for Harlequins vs Wasps? This match will be played behind closed doors

What television channel is Harlequins vs Wasps on? BT Sport have the rights to televise Gallagher Premiership matches so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Harlequins vs Wasps? If televised on BT Sport, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via the BT Sport website & app

TEAM NEWS

Harlequins: 15 Mike Brown, 14 Chris Ashton, 13 Joe Marchant, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Aaron Morris, 10 Marcus Smith, 9 Scott Steele, 8 James Chisholm, 7 Will Evans, 6 Chris Robshaw (c), 5 Glen Young, 4 Dino Lamb, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Scott Baldwin, 1 Santiago Garcia Botta

Replacements: 16 Elia Elia, 17 Jordan Els, 18 Simon Kerrod, 19 Tevita Cavubati, 20 Alex Dombrandt, 21 Danny Care, 22 Brett Herron, 23 James Lang

Wasps: 15 Matteo Minozzi, 14 Zach Kibirige, 13 Malakai Fekitoa, 12 Jimmy Gopperth, 11 Josh Bassett, 10 Jacob Umaga, 9 Dan Robson (c), 8 Tom Willis, 7 Jack Willis, 6 Brad Shields, 5 James Gaskell, 4 Will Rowlands, 3 Kieran Brookes, 2 Tom Cruse, 1 Ben Harris

Replacements: 16 Gabriel Oghre, 17 Tom West, 18 Jeff Toomaga-Allen, 19 Tim Cardall, 20 Alfie Barbeary, 21 Thomas Young, 22 Ben Vellacott, 23 Michael Le Bourgeois

THE PREDICTION

This is a crunch game for Wasps who will know that a victory here would go a long way to sealing a play-off place. They have not had a game for two weeks now but they are well rested and are able to field their strongest available line-up. They are without Joe Launchbury through injury but he is replaced by James Gaskell for this key game. The hosts will see flanker Chris Robshaw make his 299th appearance and final home game at the Stoop so it will be a sentimental affair. They make a handful of changes for this game from the team that lost the Premiership Rugby Cup final last Monday. Much will depend on how they bounce back from that defeat and they will have to pick themselves quickly here. Wasps will be fired up to get a fifth consecutive win and they should be fresh and sharp enough to overcome Harlequins here by 7-10 points.

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