Sale Sharks sign two Wasps stars with immediate effect - Ruck

Sale Sharks sign two Wasps stars with immediate effect

Sale Sharks have agreed long-term deals to sign England under 20s centre Rekeiti Ma’asi-White and England under 18s prop Asher Opoku-Fordjour from Wasps.

The talented pair have both signed deals until the end of the 2024/25 season and have joined up with the Sharks squad immediately ahead of the Premiership Cup fixture with Harlequins tomorrow.

Tonga-born Rekeiti has made two appearances for Wasps in this season’s Premiership Rugby Cup, starting the opening round fixture against Newcastle and featuring as a replacement in round two against Leicester.

The powerful 19-year-old was also part of the England under 20 squad for 2022 Six Nations and he followed that up with a call-up for the summer series.

Tighthead prop Asher signed a senior academy contract at Wasps ahead of the current Premiership season.

The 18-year-old former Kenilworth RFC player has been called up to England under 18 development camps and has represented Warwickshire at under 16 level.

Sharks Academy Manager Fergus Mulchrone said: “Rekeiti and Asher are both young players with huge potential and we’re delighted that we’ve been able to bring them to the club.

“Everyone knows what has happened at Wasps, but I’m really pleased that we can give these two lads a chance to continue their rugby careers.

“We’re building a really exciting group of young, homegrown talent at the club and Rekeiti and Asher will only add to that. We’re looking forward to working with them.”