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Andrea Masi forced to retire from professional rugby

Andrea Masi will not play professional rugby again after failing to recover from a Achilles’ tendon injury. The full-back hasn’t feature at all last season for Wasps after suffering the injury during Italy’s World Cup opener against France last September. The 35 year-old won 95 caps for his country, played in four Rugby World Cups […]

Masi forced into retirement

Wasps and the Italian Rugby Federation have announced that Andrea Masi has been forced to retire due to an Achilles tendon injury. The post Masi forced into retirement appeared first on

Saxons in South Africa: Five talking points

The England Saxons rode out a late comeback from South Africa A to win 32-24 in highly creditable circumstances in the High Veld of BloemfonteinMaking headway: Dan Robson of Wasps makes a dart against South Africa AEngland Saxons beat South Africa A 32-24 in Bloemfontein on Friday night but, apart from Sky’s coverage, you would hardly …Continue reading »

Armitage signs for French club Pau

Former England flanker Steffon Armitage has effectively ruled himself out of selection for England by signing a three year contract with Pau. Armitage has often spoken of his desire to play for England and has been linked with a move to Bath and more recently Wasps.

We’re backing England insist Wasps, despite foreign legion

Wasps insist they remain committed to developing England-qualified players despite falling well short of RFU targets for season 2015-16. The Coventry-based outfit reached semi-finals in both the Premiership and Champions Cup, but in doing so fielded fewer English players than any other team. Wasps selected an average of 12.26 England-qualified players per match day squad, […]

Saracens sign Scotland wing and Bok prop

English Premiership and European Rugby champions Saracens have signed Scotland wing Sean Maitland and former Springbok prop Vincent Koch. Koch and Maitland will both join on ahead of the 2016/17 season alongside new signings Schalk Burger (Stormers), Mark Flanagan (Bedford Blues) Alex Lozowski (Wasps) and Save Rawaca (Fiji 7s). Koch, who is currently preparing to […] The post Saracens sign Scotland wing and Bok prop appeared first on Rugby Week | Rugby News, Rugby Video & Fixtures.

Falcons pair named in Opta Team of the Season

Vickers, the loose-head prop who this season celebrated his 200th appearance for the club, earns his place in the side after a season in which he dotted down five league tries, more than any other tight-five forward in the division. Wilson takes his place in the team after a stellar season in which he made 230 tackles, more than any other Premiership player. Opta team of the season: Alex Goode (Saracens), Jack Nowell (Exeter), Peter Betham (Leicester), Ollie Devoto (Bath), Telusa Veainu (Leicester), Jimmy Gopperth (Wasps), Will Chudley (Exeter); Rob Vickers (Newcastle Falcons), 2 Tommy Taylor (Sale), Jake Cooper-Woolley (Wasps), Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons), James Horwill (Harlequins), Don Armand (Exeter), George Smith (Wasps), Nathan Hughes (Wasps).

Playoff pain will work in our favour long term says Dai Young

Dai Young believes Wasps’ double dose of semi-final heartache will strengthen their bid to recapture the cub’s glory days. Defeat in last week’s Premiership semi-final ended Wasps’ season, following on from their Champions Cup last four loss to Saracens. Young, below, declares the campaign a success, however, telling TRP: “I’ve constantly said we wanted to […]

New Wasps deal for Blackett

Wasps backs coach Lee Blackett has extended his stay having signed a new contract, which ties him to the Ricoh Arena until at least 2019. The post New Wasps deal for Blackett appeared first on

Great Weekend for USA Eagles Wyles and MacGinty

It’s been a pretty heady couple of weeks for former USA Eagle Chris Wyles. Two weeks ago, he became only the second American to win a European Club Championship(After Dan Lyle with Bath against Brive in 1998) with Saracens.Wyles and his Saracens team followed up their win in Lyon two weeks ago with 28-20 win over first time finalists Exeter. This was the first European/Domestic double since London Wasps in 2004.Wyles could not be denied on a nice try towards the end of the first half, when he was not held down in the tackle, and rumbled in for a try in the corner off some nice work from Nowell and Slade.Saracens raise the English Premiership TrophyFormer long-time USA Eagle Chris WylesUp the road in Edinburgh this past weekend

Five players extend Wasps contacts

Jake Cooper-Woolley, James Gaskell, Alex Lundberg, Simon McIntyre and Will Rowlands have all signed new contracts with Wasps. Cooper-Woolley joined Wasps from Cardiff Blues in 2013 and he has become a key figure in Wasps’ pack with his performances at tighthead earning him another England Saxons call-up for the summer tour to South Africa. Gaskell […]

Five re-sign with Wasps

Jake Cooper-Woolley, James Gaskell, Alex Lundberg, Simon McIntyre and Will Rowlands have inked long-term contract extensions at Wasps. The post Five re-sign with Wasps appeared first on

Harrison to earn first England cap against Wales

Teimana Harrison is to win his first international cap after being named in England’s side to take on Wales at Twickenham on Sunday . The Northampton Saints flanker is one of four uncapped players in the squad for Sunday’s game with Wasps-bound hooker Tommy Taylor and centre Ollie Devoto – who will join Exeter next […]

Chiefs side to face Saracens

Head coach Rob Baxter names an unchanged Exeter Chiefs’ starting XV for tomorrow’s Aviva Premiership final against Saracens at Twickenham Stadium The post Chiefs side to face Saracens appeared first on Exeter Chiefs.

Next Season’s Premiership Transfer XV Is Scarily Good

We take a look at the biggest signings so far for next season’s Aviva Premiership and put together a XV of players moving clubs… 15.Kurtley Beale Although the Wallabies star could be set to miss the majority of next season for Wasps through injury, expect him to light things up in the Premiership once he […]The post Next Season’s Premiership Transfer XV Is Scarily Good appeared first on In The Loose.