Fixtures - Top Bar

Simpson impressed by maturing Lozowski

Andy Goode has ruled the roost at Adams Park since his arrival last season but scrum-half Joe Simpson admits that in Alex Lozowski Wasps may have unearthed his successor.

Lozowski, who joined from Yorkshire Carnegie over the summer, started back-to-back LV= Cup games over the last fortnight and won his fair share of admirers.

A 23-point showing in last weekend’s victory over London Irish especially demonstrated his capabilities of lightening Goode’s load this season.

That load grew when Scotland international Ruaridh Jackson – also brought in this summer – tore his anterior cruciate ligament in September, prompting a lengthy lay-off.

And Simpson was pleased to see Lowoski prove that Jackson’s injury woes have not left Wasps stretched to the bare bones at fly-half.

“He has only just come back from a little niggly hammy and it was good to see him put together back-to-back performances and play well in both,” said the scrum-half.

“What he did show was improved game management so it is good to know that he is learning so quickly.

“That (injury) was gutting for Ruaridh and for the club. He looked really promising and someone who can really take over from Goodey.

“Hopefully we will see more of him in a Wasps shirt, but it’s nice to know that we have got back up and that we have got a young lad who could step up to the plate.”

But for Simpson that wasn’t the only positive to come out of victory over London Irish, with young No.9 Tom Bliss also showing that Wasps’ depth is formidable.

And a confidence-boosting victory, in which Simpson replaced Bliss in the second half, has Dai Young’s side in good spirits ahead of London Welsh’s Aviva Premiership Rugby visit on Saturday.

“There were some good performances in there and a couple of the young lads really put their hands up,” he added. “It was good to see them play and get some game time and experience what top class rugby is all about.

“I thought Bliss did well when he was on and when I came on I was lucky enough to be on with some quite big ball carriers.

“With that extra bit of bulk we managed to blow them away in the last 30 minutes. It was nice to get on the front foot.”

This Christmas, Premiership Rugby is offering fans a special gift with selected tickets for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final 2015. Click here to find out about this limited offer.

Latest News

Ex-England star Susie Appleby excited to lead Gloucester-Hartpury in inaugural Women’s Super Rugby campaign

Former England international Susie Appleby believes it’s an exciting time for women’s rugby as she issues a rallying cry to…

Wasps confirm 2017/18 pre-season schedule

Wasps have today confirmed their 2017/18 pre-season schedule, which will see them face Connacht Rugby and Ulster Rugby, as well…

Wasps celebrate

Clare Daniels hoping to inspire the next generation of female rugby referees

The first female official in Aviva Premiership Rugby history, Clare Daniels, has urged girls and women to take up officiating…

Luke McLean enthused by London Irish move

Luke McLean is looking to reignite his international career under Italy Head Coach Conor O’Shea following his summer move to…

All Black Francis Saili joins Harlequins

Harlequins is excited to confirm today (Wednesday 21st June) that All Black Francis Saili has joined the Club. Commenting on…

Francis Saili

Bath Rugby sign Phillips from Bristol Rugby

Bath Rugby is pleased to announce the signing of James Phillips, who has joined the Club from Bristol Rugby until…

JamesPhillips1

Nowell gets two tries as Lions see off Chiefs in Hamilton

Exeter Chiefs’ Jack Nowell returned to his sparkling best with two tries for the British & Irish Lions in their…

Nalaga a big coup for Irish says international teammate Tikoirotuma

Explosive wing Napolioni Nalaga can be an big hit in every sense of the word during next season's Aviva Premiership…

Masi and Everard return to Wasps alongside new Academy Manager Jonathan Pendlebury

Wasps are pleased to announce a new Academy structure ahead of the 2017/18 season. The new set-up sees former Yorkshire…

The new Wasps academy coaches

Sale Sharks announce signing of Australia international James O’Connor

Sale Sharks have announced the latest in a wave of world class signings, as they confirm Australian International James O’Connor…

Sale Sharks announce signing of Australia international James O’Connor

Lions prepared for final warm-up before All Blacks Test

After a crucial victory against the Maori All Blacks, the British & Irish Lions are just a single match away…

Wasps sign Paul Doran-Jones and David Langley

Wasps today confirm the signing of props Paul Doran-Jones and David Langley, while loosehead Tom Bristow is confirmed as leaving…

Paul Doran-Jones

Venter integral to Du Plessis opting to join London Irish

Petrus Du Plessis says Brendan Venter was a key factor in his decision to move to London Irish this summer.…

Fight and spirit shone through despite defeat, says England U20 coach Vass

Head coach Ian Vass hailed his England U20 side’s fight and spirit after they were beaten in the World Rugby…

Match Report: England U20s 17 New Zealand U20s 64

New Zealand ran in ten tries as they overpowered England in the final of the World Rugby Under 20s championship…

Aviva Premiership Rugby stars see home nations complete clean sweep

It’s been a busy weekend of international rugby and there were plenty of stand-out performances from a whole host of…

Supreme England secure series win in Argentina

Will Collier scored the winning try as England secured a hard-fought 2-0 series win against Argentina in another enthralling Test match.…

England name team for World Rugby U20 Championship final

England have named their team for the World Rugby U20 Championship final against New Zealand on Sunday (kick-off 3pm BST,…

Itoje scores vital try as Lions roar past Maori All Blacks

Maro Itoje scored his first British & Irish Lions try as Warren Gatland’s men laid down a marker for the…