CONFIRMED: Wasps star is STAYING after signing a new contract

Wasps have announced that Josh Bassett has become the latest player to sign a new contract with the club.

The 25-year-old winger was heavily linked with a potential move to Northampton Saints, but any chance of that deal has been put to death by this news.

“I’m really pleased to have re-signed at Wasps, I’m enjoying my rugby and being part of this great club,” said Bassett



“I feel I’ve really developed my game since arriving from Bedford and am looking forward to working with Dai and the other coaches to keep progressing.

“All the squad are working hard to build on the progress made in the last few seasons and I’m excited about being part of Wasps’ future.”

He joins Joe Launchbury, Elliot Daly, Rob Miller, Ashley Johnson, Tom Cruse and Alex Rieder who have all previously this season committed their long-term futures to the black-and-gold.

Bassett joined Wasps from Bedford Blues in 2013 after beginning his rugby career with Ampthill.


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He won England under 20 honours in 2012 after ending a prolific campaign as the Championship’s top try-scorer with 14.

Wasps Director of rugby Dai Young added: “I’m very happy that Josh has signed a new deal here at Wasps.

“As his try-scoring record shows, he’s been a real asset for the club since he arrived.

“Bass is also a hard worker, and at 25 there is still plenty of improvement potential in him.

“He is also a well-liked member of the group who brings plenty of energy about the place; we’re delighted to have him on board for the long-term.

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