|Venue: Ricoh Arena Date: Saturday, 24 November Kick-off: 13:00 GMT Coverage: BBC local radio and the BBC Sport Site|
Weakened Wasps are with no Elliot Daly, Michele Campagnaro and Willie Le Roux, who stay away on international duty.
Michael Le Bourgeois yields at center whilst Craig Hampson faces his side, and Ross Neal makes his Premiership debut on the perfect wing.
Bristol have full-back Charles Piutau brother Siale, as well as accessible .
Piutau and Steven Luatua have passed Harry Thacker and concussion protocol and Ian Madigan are fit for the bench.
Injury-ravaged Wasps are missing 19 of their 43-man first team squad, including four championships – wounded trio Simon McIntyre (concussion), Kieran Brookes (groin) and Will Stuart (throat ), as well as Zurabi Zhvania, who is on international duty with Georgia.
Dai Young’s side are without a win in seven matches and have also lost scrum-half Joe Simpson (eight weeks out with an ACL injury), winger Marcus Watson (grade two groin tear) and hooker Tommy Taylor (concussion).
- Wasps’ current winless run is their worst since 2013 – and one of their two home defeats in that time was against Bristol in the Premiership Cup two weeks ago.
- But they’re still in fourth place – and fulfill a Bristol side, in 10th, who’ve won just once in the Premiership since the opening day of this year.
- Wasps have won their last five Premiership meetings with Bristol, who last defeat them in 2006, 26-21 at the Memorial Stadium.
Wasps director of rugby Dai Young:
“We have got a number of players out but we have got sufficient quality on the area to be enjoying a lot better than we were last weekend.
“A number of the boys that are playing today have waited patiently to get a few game time and this is the period where they have to step up and prove themselves.
“Our go-to has always been our attack. Our defence has always been a work-on for us and it continues to be, but we have got to return scoring attempts.”
Bristol head coach Pat Lam:
“After the large team effort on screen last weekend, the gamers have been contested that week to not just replicate that performance, but measure it up again.
“Every game is a huge opportunity for us to learn and develop as a group.
“We are understanding the value of trusting one another to perform their roles and that’s likely to be critical away from home against a determined Wasps team.”
Bath: C Piutau; Morahan, O’Conor, Hurrell, Edwards; Sheedy, Uren; Y Thomas, Malton, Afoa, Holmes, Muldowney, Luatua, D Thomas, Haining.
Replacements: Thacker, Woolmore, Thiede, Joyce, Smith, Porter, Randall, Madigan, S Piutau.
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys.