Le Roux starts for Wasps, Louw sidelined

Willie le Roux (Getty Images)
Willie le Roux (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Springbok fullback Willie le Roux will start for Wasps in their Premiership clash against Sale Sharks on Saturday.

Le Roux, along with loose forward Francois Louw, was released from the Springbok squad following last Saturday's heroic 36-34 win against the All Blacks in Wellington. 

Despite having received a yellow card in that match, Le Roux was instrumental in South Africa's win and Wasps director of rugby Dai Young has wasted no time in turning to one of his biggest assets. 

Louw, meanwhile, has been given the week off and will not feature in Bath's clash against Northampton Saints. 

The 33-year-old came on as a substitute for the Boks, but Bath coach Todd Blackadder is reportedly in no rush to throw Louw back into the mix. 

South Africans Nizaam Carr and Ashley Johnson, meanwhile, will also start for Wasps while prop Jacques van Rooyen is on the bench for Bath.

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