Fixtures - Top Bar

Wasps name exciting squad for Singha 7s group stage

Wasps have today named their 12-man squad for Group B of the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s, which will be hosted at Sandy Park this Saturday, 23 July (KO 3.00pm).

Wasps made the Final of the 7s Series last year and are aiming to do the same again this season, with the showpiece event taking place at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday 7th August.

The squad will travel to Exeter on Saturday aiming to reach the Finals on home turf, and to help the squad achieve that, Sevens Coach Matt Davies has announced a strong 12-man squad, made up of eight members of the Wasps Senior Squad and four members of Wasps’ Senior Academy.

Wasps will utilise some of the sevens experience at the club with new signing Nick De Luca, who represented Scotland in the shortened version of the game, set to make his first appearance in black and gold, and Frank Halai, who has won a World Series with the All Black sevens side, also adding his valuable knowledge and talent to the squad.

The group announced today boasts the likes of Tom Cruse, also set to make his first appearance for the club, as well as Brendan Macken, Rob Miller, Craig Hampson, and Josh Bassett, who will captain the side.

There are also opportunities for four of the Senior Academy, with Owain James, Connor Eastgate, Jacob Umaga and Tom Howe selected, with Howe adding his own expertise to the group, having represented England in the seven-man game.

Ahead of the group stages of the competition at Sandy Park this Saturday, Sevens Coach Matt Davies said "We have named an exciting squad and it’s now up to us to come together very quickly and get on the same page.

"We have some good experience of sevens in this group, with the likes of Frank Halai, Nick De Luca and Tom Howe all having represented their countries in the shortened version of the game, and we hope those guys will bring a lot to the squad, but we also have some very talented first team players and some exciting young members of the Senior Academy, who will all need to come together on Saturday if we are going to be successful.

"Sandy Park is always a great venue for rugby and we’re looking forward to a great event on Saturday and our focus has to be on making sure we qualify for the Finals of the competition back at the Ricoh Arena. Making the Finals last season was a great way to start the pre-season campaign and our aim has to be to do the same this year.

Wasps’ 12-man squad for Singha 7s

1. Alex Rieder
2. Tom Cruse
3. Frank Halai
4. Brendan Macken
5. Rob Miller
6. Josh Bassett (c)
7. Nick De Luca
8. Craig Hampson
9. Owain James
10. Connor Eastgate
11. Jacob Umaga
12. Tom Howe

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

Quartet sign Academy contracts with Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby is delighted to confirm that Rhys Davies, Wil Partington, Miles Reid, and Kieran Verden have all signed long-term…

Todd Blackadder

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…


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,…