REPORTS | Wasps lock could be set for shock departure to Wales

Wasps second-row Will Rowlands’ move to the Dragons is edging closer, according to reports.

The Wales international is a product of Rugby School and Pembroke College Oxford where he gained a degree in Economics and Management.

During his time at Oxford, Rowlands won blues in the 2012 and 2013 varsity matches and was also a part-time member of the Wasps Academy.

The 6ft 7in second-row was handed a first-team contract in 2014 and spent much of the following season on loan at Jersey in the Championship.

His recall came during an injury crisis, and Rowlands’ rugged power made an immediate impression.

Since then he has become an important part of the senior squad, and as a result earlier this year he won his first cap for Wales during th 2020 Six Nations. 

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LIST: Rugby’s 5 Most Controversial Refereeing Decisions

1. Speargate on the Lions Tour

The first game of the Lions tour of New Zealand was swept into controversy following a horrific spear tackle on Captain Brian O’Driscoll, which ended his tour within minutes. The tackle, with O’Driscoll picked up by two players in the ruck, was against the rules, but the ref waved play on.

The moment caused a major knock-on effect in World Rugby, tightening up restrictions on spear tackling.

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