4 to watch - London Wasps

6 September 2012

With London Wasps the first visitors to the Rec in the 2012/13 Aviva Premiership season, we thought we would pick out 4 players from the away team for you to keep an eye on.

There are still tickets available for this Saturday's game, so call the ticket office on 0844 448 1865 to secure your place today.

Bath Rugby v London Wasps, Saturday 8th September, 14:15 kick off.

4 to watch - London Wasps:

Christian Wade

An electric runner, with pace and footwork in abundance, Wade is a threat from anywhere on the field.  After bursting onto the scene last season as one of the leading try scorers in the Aviva Premiership and earning selection for England's summer tour of South Africa, Christian Wade will be looking to avoid any kind of second season syndrome in this campaign. He made a fine start last weekend with two blistering tries against Harlequins.

Andrea Masi

A summer signing for London Wasps, Italian centre Andrea Masi has made a huge statement in both of the Club's preseason games and in the season opener against Harlequins at Twickenham.

Earning himself the starting 12 jersey for the London Double Header last weekend, Masi looked dangerous in attack and was imposing in defence. The 69 times capped Italian player was the 2011 RBS Six Nations Player of the Tournament.

Billy Vunipola

Still just 19 years old, number 8 Billy Vunipola was one of a number of youngsters to burst onto the scene amongst a host of injuries to the Club's regular starters last season.

Physically imposing, Vunipola was rewarded for his hard work during the off season and for his performances in the Club's two preseason games with the started 8 jersey in the London Double Header last weekend.

Joe Launchbury

Another rising star at London Wasps, Joe Launchbury has become a regular fixture in the starting line-up.

Last year's impressive showing from the 21-year-old lock earned him selection for England's summer tour to South Africa, which he has followed up with more of the same in the Club's preseason fixtures, for which he was rewarded with a staring place for the London Double Header and a fine performance.

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