Hugo Southwell, the Scotland international player, has been named as the new captain of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Union side the London Wasps for the upcoming season after the retirement of former captain John Hart due to a shoulder injury.
And the 32 year old full back is extremely honored at being trusted with the job of skippering the side as they look to return back to the top of the Aviva Premiership after several seasons in the doldrums.
Aviva Premiership Rugby Union side the London Wasps has completed the signing of winger James Bailey from the French side Lyon in order to mount a serious challenge for the title that they haven’t won in the last 4 years.
With talks of a takeover looming large over the London side, the team has gone about quietly about their transfer business and has snapped up the speedy wingman just 24 hours after they completed the signing of Andrea Masi from the defunct Italian club Aironi.
Aviva Premiership side the London Wasps has announced the capture of Italian tight head prop Fabio Staibano on a one year contract to play at Adams Park for the 2012/13 season as the club looks to improve on their second last placed finish in the league and to revive the glory days during which the club had won 3 championships in 4 seasons.
The 29 year old Italian has been signed on a free and arrives from Aironi after the license of the club was revoked by the Italian Rugby Federation based on financial grounds and the club was dissolved.
Steve Hayes, the owner of the Aviva Premiership side London Wasps has been named as a suspect after being arrested by the Scotland Yard in February in a probe into a computer hacking scam, according to reports received.
The 50 year old is currently on bail after investigations into the illegal activities at News International first came to the public knowledge when the Scotland Yard came took up the case through Operation Tuleta, which is an offshoot of the Weeting Investigation team of the force.
London Wasps faced yet another defeat in the Aviva Premiership as the Chiefs thrashed the London Wasps 15 to 12 at Adam’s Park.
It was Ignacio Mieres who took five very crucial penalties for the Chiefs that put the Wasps in a tight spot.
The Chiefs kept their defence line intact and safe despite tremendous pressure from the Wasps over long periods of time. The Wasps in response took one less penalty than the Chiefs that made all the difference in this match.
These penalties were taken by Nick Robinson who converted the penalties successfully to keep his team in the game.
London Wasps took a huge blow in the Aviva Premiership after losing to their rivals at Kingsholm.
Gloucester was in great shape and form as they took on their rivals London Wasp. They played some exceptional rugby to thrash the Wasps heavily in the much awaited fixture.
This embarrassing loss at the hands of their rivals will come as a big shock to the London Wasps. The loss for the London Wasps saw them drop down to the ninth spot in the league table while Gloucester climbed up to the fifth point.
Wasps have brought in further reinforcements for their pack with the signing of Namibian second rower, Heinz Koll until the end of the season.
Koll will link up with his compatriot Tinus Du Plessis, who he starred alongside during the recent World Cup.
Koll impressed for Namibia, starting all four of his counties pool games, scoring a try against Wales which showed off his impressive ball carrying and strength. He broke and ran 40 yards with the ball to score against one of the most impressive sides at the tournament.
Wasps’ attacking coach Paul Turner believes the margins between winning and losing will be small in Saturday’s clash with Bayonne. Both clubs have won their opening two games in their Challenge Cup group and the next two fixtures, between the two sides could prove decisive in determining the outcome of the group.
In a good news to London Wasps Rugby Union, Tom Varndell and Dan Ward-Smith have agreed to new contract extensions. Winger Varndell, 24, and second row Ward-Smith, 32, both joined the club at the beginning of last season and went on to make 29 appearances each. Director of Rugby Tony Hanks said: “We are really […]
Joe Simpson, whose hopes of featuring in the Six Nations this year were dashed by a serious shoulder injury, suffered further disappointment on Monday when he was ruled out of England’s summer tour with an untimely hamstring strain.
Simpson, 21, will be doubly frustrated because he picked up the injury during a seven-minute appearance against the Barbarians on Sunday when he replaced David Strettle on the wing and scarcely featured in the game.