Transfer News: Wasps capture fastest English winger
Wasps are delighted to announce the signing of winger Zach Kibirige from Newcastle Falcons.
The 24-year-old will make the move in the summer and becomes the Black and Golds’ 11th signing ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.
Kibirige signed for the Falcons Academy before making his debut at the age of 17 and announced himself with an 80-metre interception try on his league debut for the Club.
The Teesside-born wing has represented his country at Under 17, 18 and 20 levels, with his biggest moment in an England shirt coming in the 2014 Six Nations match against Wales at Kingston Park, when he collected the ball in his own 22 and beat six defenders to score a stunning solo try.
Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young said: “We didn’t expect a player of Zach’s calibre to become available at this stage of the season and it was simply too good of an opportunity to miss.
“Zach has lightning speed and power and has proven himself at the top level so I have no doubt he will add some real firepower to our flanks.
“Since the departure of Christian Wade, we’ve been looking to inject some raw pace into the side and with the signings of Zach and Paolo Odogwu, alongside Callum Sirker graduating into the first-team set-up, we have three exciting, young English-qualified players with a huge amount of potential.”
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