Wasps close to signing Willie le Roux - Ruck

Wasps close to signing Willie le Roux

  • Willie le Roux looks like being the latest big-name signing by Premiership club Wasps
  • The South African is expected to join Kurtley Beale and Danny Cipriani at the Ricoh Arena
  • le Roux has been a Springbok for the past three years, collecting 34 caps for his country
Wasps are set to continue their spending spree ahead of next season by signing South African star Willie le Roux.

The 26-year-old – a world player of the year nominee in 2014 – has agreed a deal with the Aviva Premiership outfit, it has been reported.

Meanwhile, Wasps coach Dai Young will be keeping his fingers crossed that new signing Beale will not be sidelined for too long and hope that the arrival of Le Roux will compensate for the loss of the Australian centre.

Beale tore knee tendons playing for the Waratahs shortly after agreeing a deal to join Wasps and may be out of action for up to six months.

On Saturday, Wasps face Exeter Chiefs in the semi-final of the Aviva Premiership play-offs.