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Wasps RUFC close to signing All Blacks winger

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

It is hat time of the year again when the media goes into a frenzy about which players the professional rugby clubs in England and around Europe will be signing for the new season and according to one of those latest gossips, Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club Wasps RUFC is on the verge of clinching a deal for New Zealand international winger Frank Halai for the new season.

The 26 year old has been capped once by the All Blacks and he currently plies his trade with the New Zealand based Super Rugby XV outfit the Blues. However, it is expected that he will put pen to paper on a long term deal with the Aviva Premiership giants as early as this week after which, the club will announce his arrival.

Dai Young, the Director of Rugby at the Wasps RUFC has been on a recruitment drive to make a competitive team for the next season and it is believed that he has identified the Kiwi as the one player who fits the mould perfectly and is keen to cut a deal for him which will make him make the move to the Ricoh Arena. (more…)

London Wasps vs Bath Rugby 29 – 15 | Aviva Premiership 2012/13

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Scrum Nut Movie Rating: 5 / 5

London Wasps 26-24 Gloucester Rugby – Official Highlights 01-04-12 | Aviva Premiership Rugby

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Scrum Nut Movie Ranking: five / five

Gloucester Rugby 39-10 London Wasps | Aviva Premiership Rugby Highlights Round 11 | 04-12-11

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Scrum Nut Video Ranking: 4 / 5

WASPS OR NEWCASTLE FACE DROP

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Recent results at the basement of the table have ensured that Bath and Worcester are safe and the relegation spot will be filled by either Newcastle of Wasps at the end of the season. That is the opinion of Wasps Director of Rugby, Dai Young.

Last weekend saw Wasps lose to Sale, Newcastle lose to Leicester whilst Worcester and Bath were both picking up well earned wins at Saracens and Exeter respectively.

With it now looking as though either the Falcons or Wasps will be relegated one of the big sides of the Premiership era will be missing next year. Both have won the league title since the foundation of the Premiership and for both to be at serious risk of relegation will be a sign of how fickle Rugby can be.

Worcester and Bath’s recent victories saw both teams climb to more than three victories clear of bottom side, Newcastle and with just six games to go it seems almost certain that this deficit will not be overturned.

Young admitted that recent results have left the position clear, “It’s not inconceivable that we could catch them up, but in reality it’s probably us and Newcastle fighting it out”.

Had Newcastle looked remotely like putting a string of results together then Wasps might be feeling a little more under pressure as things are they are looking to pull away from Newcastle themselves, as the two sides above them did last weekend. Wasps are at home to London Irish whilst the Falcons take on league leaders Harlequins. Young sees the opportunity “If we can get a win and Newcastle get nothing, then going into a two-week break with a  ten-point difference would be a mountain for them to climb”.

This weekend will then according the Dai Young be crucial in the relegation battle. Newcastle will be hard pressed to take anything from the game and Wasps will be targeting victory. No doubt it will not be that straightforward but this weekend will certainly tell us a lot about this season’s relegation battle.