Ulster to host Premiership finalists Wasps in friendly on 17 August

Josh Bassett scores Wasps' match-winning try against Leicester on Saturday
Josh Bassett's late try helped Wasps edge out Leicester in Saturday's Premiership semi-final

Ulster will play English Premiership finalists Wasps in a pre-season friendly at Kingspan Stadium on Thursday, 17 August.

Wasps finished top of this season's Premiership and defeated Leicester 21-20 on Saturday to set up this weekend's decider against Exeter.

The Wasps squad includes British & Irish Lions inclusions Elliott Daly and James Haskell.

Joe Launchbury and Jimmy Gopperth are also part of the Wasps squad.

Coach Dai Young can also call on the likes of England players Danny Cipriani and Christian Wade, as well as overseas stars such as Willie Le Roux.

The fixture will provide Ulster supporters with the opportunity to see new signings John Cooney and Schalk van der Merwe for the first time.

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