Wasps make two changes for semi-final against Lyon

Wasps head coach Lee Blackett
Wasps head coach Lee Blackett

Wasps head coach Lee Blackett has made two changes to the starting line up for the upcoming semi-final of the European Challenge Cup game against Lyon to be played at Matmut Stadium de Gerland on Saturday.

Jacob Umaga gains a promotion from the bench to start at fullback for the first time since the Premiership game against Worcester in April with Zach Kibirige joining the replacements.

The other change sees Malakai Fekitoa returning at centre with Sam Spink dropping to the bench. Paolo Odogwu misses out from the matchday squad from the previous quarter-final game which Wasps went on to win 34-30.

Wasps: 15. Jacob Umaga, 14. Francois Hougaard, 13. Malakai Fekitoa, 12. Jimmy Gopperth, 11. Josh Bassett; 10. Charlie Atkinson, 9. Dan Robson; 1. Tom West, 2. Gabriel Oghre, 3. Biyi Alo, 4. Joe Launchbury, 5. Elliott Stooke, 6. Brad Shields, 7. Jack Willis, 8. Alfie Barbeary

Reserves: 16. Dan Frost, 17. Ben Harris, 18. Elliot Millar-Mills, 19. James Gaskell, 20. Tom Willis, 21. Will Porter, 22. Sam Spink, 23. Zach Kibirige

Lyon: 15. Toby Arnold, 14. Josua Tuisova, 13. Pierre-Louis Barassi, 12. Charlie Ngatai, 11. Davit Niniashvili, 10. Leo Berdeu, 9. Baptiste Couilloud, 1. Sébastien Taofifenua, 2. Guillaume Marchand, 3. Demba Bamba, 4. Joel Kpoku, 5. Romain Taofifenua, 6. Dylan Cretin, 7. Beka Saginadze, 8. Patrick Sobela (c).

Reserves: 16. Yanis Charcosset, 17. Jérôme Rey, 18. Francisco Gomez Kodela, 19. Temo Mayanavanua, 20. Loann Goujon, 21. Jean-Marc Doussain, 22. Felix Lambey, 23. Xavier Mignot.