Rugby legends son signs new first team deal with Wasps

Wasps have announced that Academy graduate Jacob Umaga has signed a new first-team deal.

Umaga was one of eight Senior Academy players to graduate into the first-team set-up last summer and has been in impressive form in the early stages of the 2019/20 campaign – including a 12-point haul in his man-of-the-match display in last Saturday’s win over at Agen in the European Challenge Cup.

Umaga, the son of ex-Samoa star Mike and nephew of former All Black Tana, has scored five tries and racked up 72 points in his 13 first-team appearances to date, while he also shone for Wasps A in the Premiership Rugby Shield last season, racking up 82 points in his seven outings, which included three tries, 26 conversions and five penalties.

The 21-year-old, who has also played at full-back, regularly featured for Yorkshire Carnegie in last season’s Championship, following a spell with Auckland in New Zealand where he was part of the side that won the Mitre 10 Cup in 2018.

The youngster, who has represented England Under 18s and 20s, also helped Wasps reach a sixth consecutive Premiership 7s final in September, where he broke the record for the most points in a single competition – with 61 accrued over the two days.

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