TRANSFER NEWS | Wasps confirm two departues with immediate effect - Ruck

TRANSFER NEWS | Wasps confirm two departues with immediate effect

Exeter-born fly-half Billy Searle and second-row Charlie Matthews have left Wasps with immediate effect.

Searle will join Worcester Warriors while Matthews will head to Japan to play for Kamaishi Seawaves.

Searle made his Wasps debut in the opening day win at Worcester, contributing three penalties and a conversion in a 21-20 victory.  He went onto make 21 appearances in Black and Gold, kicking 98 points.

Matthews joined Wasps in 2018 and made his debut as a replacement in the win at Worcester on the opening day of the 2018/19 Premiership season.

By the end of the season, he had played 13 games in Black and Gold. He showed his best form during the current campaign, with 15 more appearances, all but one of them in the starting fifteen.

Wasps transfers | 4 wingers they should target to sign

1. D.T.H van der Merwe

Glasgow Warriors’ record try-scorer is to leave the club at the end of the current season. The 34-year-old has scored 54 tries in 123 appearances for the club over eight seasons.

If Wasps could sign the Canada international, who has already confirmed ‘he’d like to play on for a few more years’, he’d certainly guarantee tries.