Eighth Wasps star finds new club as prop rejoins Saracens - Ruck

Eighth Wasps star finds new club as prop rejoins Saracens

Saracens have confirmed the signing of Robin Hislop after the forward departed Wasps earlier this month.

The prop has returned to the club after he had a spell on loan at StoneX Stadium in 2020, where he made three appearances for the Men in Black. 

The 30-year-old has plenty of experience after spells at Edinburgh, Rotherham, Doncaster Knights, Wasps, and he has also represented his country Scotland at age grade level. 

Hislop will add further depth to the number one department at Saracens, with the likes of Mako Vunipola, Eroni Mawi, Ralph Adams-Hale and James Flynn all competing for the shirt.

He is excited to be heading back to North London for another spell at StoneX. 

“I’m delighted to be coming back to Sarries. It’s a great club, with a big focus on making people better. I’m excited to get started and fly into it.”

Where are the Wasps players going?

Brad Shields (Perpignan)

French Top 14 side Perpignan have confirmed the signing of the flanker after he was released from Wasps. The England international, who won six caps under Eddie Jones, joins with immediate effect.

Robin Hislop: Saracens

Vincent Koch: Sale Sharks

The Springbok prop reportedly visited Sale Sharks training facility at Carrington on Tuesday after departing Wasps.

According to The Telegraph, a source close to the Springbok he is ‘currently weighing up a number of options’and his representatives are in negotiations with Sale.

Biyo Alo: Racing 92 (DONE)

He had been pictured training with the Top 14 club and on Thursday evening, an image was posted on their social media along with the message ‘welcome Biyi’.

The prop joins a squad that also contains former Wasps winger Christian Wade, who joined the Paris club earlier this month following a couple of years playing in the NFL.

Josh Bassett: Harlequins (DONE)

Quins today announced the signing of former the Wasps winger, who joins the Club with immediate effect until the end of the season as further cover for their backline.

Will Porter: Bristol Bears (DONE)

The 23-year-old represented Wasps 58 times, scoring four tries.

Director of Rugby, Pat Lam, said: “With the long-term injury to Harry Randall, we needed some cover at scrum-half and we’re pleased to bring in an exciting player of Will’s quality.

“He’s someone we’ve been impressed by when we have come up against him and he will add great competition in a key position for us.”

Paulo Odogwu: Benetton Treviso

The Mail Online has reported that Odogwu, who qualifies for Italy through his father, is attracting significant interest from and could sign with Italian side Benetton Treviso.

Try Celebrations for Paolo Odogwu of Wasps during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Match between Bath Rugby and Wasps at the Recreation Ground on 8 Jan. Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK/Gallagher