England forward Joe Launchbury extends Wasps deal | Rugby Union News


Last Updated: 28/11/19 1:27pm

Joe Launchbury has signed a new deal with Wasps, the club announced on Thursday.

The length of the contract has not been revealed. Club captain Launchbury has played 142 times for Wasps in a career spanning 10 seasons.

“Wasps have been great to me and I will forever have an association with the club,” said the England international.

“There have been some special moments during the past 10 years and I want to create more of those over the coming seasons.

“We have a good young squad, and I think we’re now starting to see young players coming through the system which a crucial cog in any elite club.

Launchbury was part of the England squad that made it to the final of the Rugby World Cup

Launchbury was part of the England squad that made it to the final of the Rugby World Cup

“With a fantastic home ground at Ricoh Arena and our own high-performance training base being built, the future certainly looks very bright.

“Hopefully as a club we keep developing and growing more and more Premiership-class players, and compete for silverware moving forward.”

Wasps’ director of rugby Dai Young said: “Launchers has been a tremendous servant to the club and we’re thrilled he’s agreed to sign a new deal.

“He is a born leader, who adds a lot to this team and having someone of his ilk pledging their future to the Club is a real statement of intent.”





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