WASPS IN INJURY CRISIS AHEAD OF CLASH WITH WORCESTER

Wasps clash with Worcester on Sunday could see them go into the game without 15 of their players, either due to injury or suspension.


For their last weekend game against Sale where they emerged victors, Wasps were without 13 of his 38 senior men squad and it only seems to be getting worse.

Dai Young, Wasps director of Rugby sees the situation as something he just has to “get on with”.

“We are really down on numbers, but it happens and we’re no different to any other team,” Young said.

“It’s going to be a test of our squad because we’ve picked up so many injuries, but that’s what the squad is there for, and we’ll see the strength of it at Worcester.

“I’m looking forward to the challenge, because I like to see players who haven’t had as much game-time as they would like given opportunities, and then it’s up to them to take them.”

For hooker, Tom Cruse, Young revealed that he would require to undergo an ankle operation, which would see him out on the sidelines for at least three months. Thus, alongside Simon McIntyre and Sam Jones, his name has been added to the list of long-term absentees.

Craig Hampson, Alex Lundberg and Jake Cooper-Woolley are yet to recover full fitness and so may miss the game.

Nick De Luca’s concussion and Guy Thompsons’s ribs might see them unable to participate in the Worcester clash as they are taking quite long to fully heal.

Wasps is hoping that Kearnan Myall will be fit in time for the game to be played at Sixways.

However, not all is bad news as Josh Basset, who recently recovered from a knee injury sustained at Gloucester a fortnight ago, might get to participate in the back three against Worcester with team mates, Frank Halai and Rob Miller.