2020-21 Premiership Rugby – London Irish vs Wasps Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is London Irish vs Wasps taking place? Saturday 5th June, 2021 – 16:30 (UK)

Where is London Irish vs Wasps taking place? Brentford Community Stadium, Brentford

Where can I get tickets for London Irish vs Wasps? Check official club websites for information about purchasing tickets

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

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

THE TEAM NEWS

London Irish: 15 Tom Parton, 14 James Stokes, 13 Curtis Rona, 12 Terrence Hepetema, 11 Ollie Hassell-Collins, 10 Paddy Jackson, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Albert Tuisue, 7 Blair Cowan (c), 6 Matt Rogerson, 5 Rob Simmons, 4 Adam Coleman, 3 Ollie Hoskins, 2 Agustin Creevy, 1 Will Goodrick-Clarke

Replacements: 16 Motu Matu’u, 17 Facundo Gigena, 18 Ollie Hoskins, 19 George Nott, 20 Sean O’Brien, 21 Jack Cooke, 22 Rory Brand, 23 Jacob Atkins

Wasps: 15 Charlie Atkinson, 14 Marcus Watson, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Michael Le Bourgeois, 11 Josh Bassett, 10 Jacob Umaga, 9 Dan Robson, 8 Tom Willis, 7 Thomas Young, 6 Brad Shields (c), 5 James Gaskell, 4 Will Rowlands, 3 Kieran Brookes, 2 Gabriel Oghre, 1 Tom West

Replacements: 16 Tom Cruse, 17 Simon McIntyre, 18 Jeff Toomaga-Allen, 19 Tim Cardall, 20 Sione Vailanu, 21 Ben Vellacott, 22 Jimmy Gopperth, 23 Rob Miller

THE PREDICTION

London Irish have lost five Premiership games in a row now as their season tails off drastically but they came so close to snapping that last time out, losing 30-28 at Gloucester. The Exiles travel to Bristol in their last game of the season so realistically only have one last game to target a win and their fans could pull them over the line here against struggling Wasps. The visitors have been tough to pin down all season form-wise but they too will be targeting this match as a winnable one, though they have lost their last three on the road. Irish look like the slight favourites for this tight clash but Wasps came very close indeed last time out and taking them as outright winners could be a shrewd move here.

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