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Matteo Minozzi and Nizaam Carr latest former Wasps stars to find new clubs

Former Wasps stars Matteo Minozzi and Nizaam Carr have found new clubs after departing suspended and relegated Wasps last month.

The duo were two of 167 players and staff made redundant after the Gallagher Premiership fell into administration on October 17.

Minozzi has now agreed to join Benetton until the end of June 2023 with an option to extend through to summer 2025.

Meanwhile, Carr has returned to South Africa to rejoin the Bulls.

The powerhouse back-rower wrote on Twitter: “Next stop: Pretoria. Thank you to all my Wasps family. I appreciate you guys.”

Dallaglio and Monye pick their England XV for the Autumn Nations Series

England legends Lawrence Dallaglio and Ugo Monye have selected their England XV for the upcoming Autumn Nations Series.

Dallaglio and Monye’s combined England XV to face Argentina


  • 15 Freddie Steward
  • 14 Cadan Murley
  • 11 Max Malins
Freddie Steward of England goes over for a try during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Australia at Twickenham on 13 November 2021. Photo: Micah Crook/PPAUK

Monye said: “I think Max Malins has been brilliant this season. I think he’s a ball playing left left, a winger that finishes really well.

“Gone for Cadan Murley on the right wing. I think when you think about the opening two matches, if he’s going to get a chance, he’s going to have to go against Japan and Argentina. I want to see if he can make. And Freddie Steward, I personally think he’s the best fallback in world rugby, so he is my 15.”


  • Whilst at school Malins was also a promising cricketer and field hockey player, representing the school 1st XI at both sports from the age of 15 and top scoring in the 2014 Cape Town international Hockey Festival


  • 13 Manu Tuilagi
  • 12 Owen Farrell
Manu Tuilagi of England during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Tonga at Twickenham Stoop on 6 November 2021. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

Monye said: “I’ve gone for a centre partnership of Owen Farrell and Manu Tuilagi. I’d like to see that cemented and just see how that beds in and opens up opportunity.”


  • Born in Fogapoa, Samoa, Tuilagi has five elder brothers who all played international rugby for Samoa
  • Farrell celebrates every point he scores by linking his index fingers together to make a ‘JJ’ sign, the Joining Jack salute, Joining Jack being a charity dedicated to the needs of sufferers of Duchenne muscular dystrophy