Transfer News: Bath hooker snapped up by Wasps

Wasps have announced the signing of hooker Gabriel Oghre and prop George Thornton to the Senior Academy ahead of the new season. 

19-year-old Oghre, who represented England Under 19s against France in April, was at Bath Rugby, having joined their Senior Academy from Millfield School before the start of last season.

His departure means there are currently no hookers in Bath’s senior academy.


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During the 2015/16 season Oghre captained Bath’s Under 18s side, catching-the-eye with his strong carrying and solid set piece work.

20-year-old loosehead prop Thornton impressed for Scotland during the World Rugby Under 20 Championship in Georgia this summer, starting all five of their games.

Former Market Harborough RUFC and Bishop Burton College player, Thornton stands at 6ft 3’ tall and tips the scales at close to 120kgs.

Wasps Academy have also signed second row Joe Tunney and flanker James Seabrook to University contracts. Tunney will be studying at Loughborough University while Seabrook will be at Warwick University.

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