Wasps agree deal to get Willie le Roux back from South Africa test duty

Willie Le Roux, the most experienced back in South Africa’s squad, will play just three Rugby Championship matches and one test in November under a deal agreed with Wasps, his Gallagher Premiership club. Le Roux’s international rugby career has been revived by the arrival of Rassie Erasmus as Springboks coach and the full back was Read More …

World Rugby to rule on Shields making England tour

World Rugby will be asked to sort out a potentially damaging row between England and New Zealand over Eddie Jones’s request to include Hurricanes forward Brad Shields in the England squad for the three test tour of South Africa in June. RugyPass has been told that with New Zealand insisting they have the right to Read More …

Tom Jones gives his player rating for Wasps v Harlequins

Tom Jones gives his players ratings for Wasps versus Harlequins in their European Champions Cup pool match at the Ricoh Arena. Wasps; 15; Willie Le Roux – The notoriously elusive fullback was relatively quiet and did not shine with very little ball and game presence throughout the match. 5 14; Christian Wade – Wasps’ speedster Read More …

Launchbury sets his sights on winning the title for Wasps at Twickenham

Joe Launchbury is the best player not in the British and Irish Lions tour squad and frustration could dominate his every waking hour, but the chance to lead Wasps to the Aviva Premiership title against Exeter at Twickenham on Saturday is demanding all of his attention. Launchbury picked up yet another Man of the Match Read More …

Nathan Hughes wants to power England forward alongside Billy Vunipola

Nathan Hughes is relishing the prospect of joining forces with Billy Vunipola as part of an England ball carrying double act to frighten any international defence. Having earned a first call-up to the England squad, Hughes, the Wasps No8, must now convince head coach Eddie Jones he deserves to join Vunipola on the test stage Read More …

Kurtley Beale is on course to join the Wasps “Light Brigade” and prove size doesn’t matter

Kurtley Beale insists there is a still a place for all shapes and sizes in the modern game and will mark his return from a serious knee injury in December by joining the “Light Brigade” at Wasps. While the majority of Premiership back lines feature players who would not look out of place in the Read More …

My Predictions for the Aviva Premiership 2016/17

My predictions for the final Aviva Premiership table positions at the end of the regular season; 1)Saracens; The arrival of Schalk Burger is massive for the club and he will take some of the ball carrying load off Billy and Mako Vunipola and Maro Itoje. Sean Maitland is a very useful utility back but most Read More …