Wasps have completed the signing of Wille le Roux from Canon Eagles
The fullback will join the Premiership side following his commitments with the Japanese side
“I’m really excited about the move,” revealed le Roux
Wasps have confirmed that Willie Le Roux will join the club during the 2016/17 season, signing from the Japanese side Canon Eagles.
Wasps’ Director of Rugby Dai Young said: “When we were looking to replace Charles Piutau, who is up there in the world’s top two or three international full backs, Willie was certainly in that level of international company. He’s shown on a regular basis that he has the ability to be one of the best full backs in world rugby.
“His attacking ability will fit perfectly into the way we want to play. He’s really safe under the high ball and also has a good kicking game, so he is a really exciting player to have in anyone’s team.
“That’s what we’re about. We now have fantastic facilities and the best way to fill those facilities is to play entertaining rugby and to have some of the best players in the world in your team. Willie falls into that category.
“Willie’s knowledge and international experience will also be beneficial to our younger players coming through at the club and we look forward to welcoming him to Wasps next year.”
Looking ahead to next season at the Ricoh Arena, Le Roux said: “I’m really excited about the move to Wasps and I’m really looking forward to playing in the Aviva Premiership.
“The recent World Cup in England really hit home just how passionate the fans there are about rugby and in weighing up the move, the recent successes Wasps have experienced, the way they play the game and the facilities they have at the Ricoh Arena were big factors in my decision.
“When speaking to Dai Young he talked to me about the atmosphere at the Ricoh Arena as well as discussing a very exciting interpretation of the game. Every player wants to win things in their career and I feel like I have a great opportunity to do that with Wasps.”