Wasps respond to reports that three major stars are unhappy at the club - Ruck

Wasps respond to reports that three major stars are unhappy at the club

Wasps have dismissed claims England stars Joe Launchbury, Elliot Daly and Christian Wade are threatening to quit the Aviva Premiership outfit over a lack of financial investment.

A report in the Daily Mail claims players and coaching staff are frustrated over inadequate training facilities and the backlog in image-rights payments, which are thought to account for about 15 percent of overall salaries.

Director of rugby Dai Young has issued the following statement:

“I have been made aware of an article published today which makes a number of assertions regarding our current situation.

“The construction of new training facilities is taking longer than originally hoped. We had a couple of projects which reached a pretty advanced stage but unfortunately did not come to fruition along the way, but no-one doubts this is the number one priority project for our development team.

“I know a further location is now under serious consideration and that this project could take a big step forward in the very near future.

“Since September ten of our senior squad have signed new contracts. This includes Joe Launchbury, Elliot Daly and only this week Dan Robson.

“A number of other players have also signed new deals since we moved from Acton to Coventry at the start of last season.

“Clearly we are all looking forward to being in a permanent home, and in the meantime we are all fully focused on the remainder of the season and are pushing hard to reach the play-offs for a third consecutive year.”

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