The Anglo-Welsh cup has already gotten to the round three stage and on Saturday, Wasps will face Exeter Chiefs at the Sandy Park on away.

In their ranks, they would be travelling with a mix of experience and talent. In the opening two rounds. Wasps have emerged not quite unscathed, with one win to their name, and a loss as well.

For the Exeter Chiefs, they seem a more formidable team as the last two seasons of the competition has seen them emerge as winners and runners up.

The starting Xv will feature players such as Nick De Luca, a 43 Cap Scotland International who would also serve as the captain of the side. Others such as Brendan Macken, Guy Armitage, Tom Bristow, Craig Hampson. Alex Rieder, Marcus Garratt and Will Rowlands would make up the starting XV.

For some of the Academy players, the game would give them a big opportunity to rouse interest as they are poised to start in the game. Some of them include Jacob Umaga, Piers O’Conor, Jack Willis, Tom Howe and Will Stuart.

Lee Blackett, Backs Coach, ahead of the game, reiterated that the game was not going to be an easy one, as trips to Sandy Parks have always been tough. He also noted that the side they would feature against were one of the foremost sides in the competition.

“Trips to Sandy Park are always tough prospects and, up against a side who have serious pedigree in this competition and are likely to field a very strong side, we will have to be near our best on Saturday.

“This competition is always a great opportunity for some of our Academy players to mix it with some of the more regular first-team players and it’s good to see a number of those guys included in the squad for Saturday’s game,” he said.