Fixtures - Top Bar

Wasps bring in Ben Harris on loan from Newcastle Falcons

Wasps’ Director of Rugby Dai Young has added Newcastle Falcon’s loosehead prop Ben Harris to Wasps’ squad on a short-term loan deal.

With an ankle injury keeping regular loosehead prop Simon McIntyre sidelined and young loosehead Alex Lundberg also currently out with an injured ankle, Dai Young has added some much-needed depth to his squad, with the addition of the 27-year-old prop.

The England Counties international joined Newcastle from Yorkshire Carnegie in the summer of 2015, having impressed with Carnegie and Rotherham Titans in the Championship for over five years.

On the signing, Dai Young said: “We’ve been left a little short with the injuries to Simon and Alex so we’re pleased to be able to add someone of Ben’s ability to the squad. He will add to our loosehead options and will complement the group of front row players at the club heading into a very busy period as we approach Christmas.”

Click here for the latest fixtures and results from the Anglo-Welsh Cup

The loose-head is yet to make a first team appearance this season after recovering from knee surgery, but is now back to full fitness.

Falcons director of rugby, Dean Richards, said: “This is a great opportunity for Ben to go and get some game time.

“He has had time out injured but he is now fit to go, and his availability has come at a time when Wasps find themselves needing numbers in that position.”

Click here for the latest Anglo-Welsh Cup tables and an explanation of the format of the tournament

 

The second round of the Anglo-Welsh Cup kicks off this weekend. For full details of the tournament and tickets for the Final at the Twickenham Stoop on Sunday 19 March see www.new-heroes.com

 

Latest News

England squad gather ahead of Barbarians test

Twenty nine players have assembled in Pennyhill Park today ahead of England’s match against the Barbarians next Sunday (28th May)…

Match Reaction: Wasps 21 Leicester Tigers 20

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young believes his side are still growing in what is turning into a special Aviva…

Match Reaction: Exeter Chiefs 18 Saracens 16

Saracens’ dominance in Aviva Premiership Rugby was finally ended by Exeter Chiefs on Saturday, and while they had to do…

Match Reaction: Northampton Saints 21 Connacht 15

Northampton Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder heaped praise on the defensive resolution of his side as they reached the…

AUDIO: Wasps 21 Leicester Tigers 20 post match reaction

A cracking Premiership semi-final at the Ricoh as midlands neighbours Wasps and Leicester Tigers locked horns. Ian Williams was in…

Match Report: Wasps 21 Leicester Tigers 20

Josh Bassett’s last-gasp score booked Wasps' first Aviva Premiership Rugby Final appearance in four years after overcoming Leicester Tigers 21-20 in…

Match Report: Northampton Saints 21 Connacht 15

Northampton Saints are just one game away from playing in next season's European Rugby Champions Cup after downing a battling…

Match Report: Exeter Chiefs 18 Saracens 16

Exeter Chiefs stunned defending champions Saracens to book their second straight Aviva Premiership Final appearance in the most dramatic of…

Wasps team to play Leicester Tigers in the Aviva Premiership Semi Final


Dai Young has named his side to take on Leicester Tigers in the Aviva Premiership semi final at the Ricoh…

Ashley Johnson

Leicester Tigers team news for the Aviva Premiership semi-final

Tom Youngs will make his 100th starting appearance for Leicester Tigers on Saturday when he leads the club in their…

Tom Youngs

Player of the year Millar-Mills benefiting from increased coverage of women’s game

Lichfield Ladies Director of Rugby Becky Williams said she was grateful that more people could appreciate Women’s Premiership Players’ Player…

Exeter Chiefs side to face Saracens

Rob Baxter believes his Exeter Chiefs squad are better prepared for what lies ahead as they look to secure themselves…

Thomas Waldrom

Saracens name team for Sandy Park semi-final

Saracens have named their side to face Exeter Chiefs for Saturday’s Aviva Premiership semi-final at Sandy Park, kick-off 14h30 (Live…

Duncan Taylor

AUDIO: Preview of this weekend’s Aviva Premiership semi-finals

It's play off semi-final time in the Aviva Premiership. Russell Hargreaves looks ahead to the those as well as the…

Premiership Rugby

Jack Maunder reflects on exciting “rollercoaster” season with Exeter Chiefs after award nomination

From starting with National League 1 side Plymouth Albion, to finishing with hearing about his place in the England squad…