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Tommy Taylor’s move to Wasps confirmed

  • Wasps have signed hooker Tommy Taylor from Sale
  • The Sharks had hoped to extend Taylor’s stay at the AJ Bell Stadium
  • The 24-year-old has scored five tries in 93 games for the North West club
Sale Sharks hooker Tommy Taylor, whose future has been speculated about for months now, has confirmed that he is to join Wasps from next season.

The 24-year-old today revealed today he is to join the growing ranks of former Shark stars at the Ricoh Arena with James Gaskell, Rob Miller, Simon McIntyre and Kearnan Myall all making the switch to black and gold in recent years

Wasps’ director of rugby Dai Young said: “We are really pleased to be able to add Tommy to the squad for next season.

“He is a really exciting English prospect who has impressed in the Aviva Premiership and in Europe this season with his dynamic physicality. At 24, he is a young front-row forward who has a bright future ahead of him, with huge potential to develop and push his international ambitions.”

Having made his debut for Sale in 2011, Taylor has gone on to make 93 appearances for the club, earning international recognition in England’s summer games against the Barbarians in both 2014 and 2015.

Taylor, who began his career with Macclesfield in 2010, said: “I am really pleased to have signed a contract with Wasps and I’m really excited by the prospect of linking up with them ahead of the 2016/17 season.