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Ashley Johnson 2013/2014

Ashley Johnson

Born in Wynberg, South Africa, Ashley Johnson joined Wasps in the summer of 2012 from Super Rugby side the Free State Cheetahs, whom he had represented since 2006.

Ashley has had a huge impact since arriving from the Free State Cheetahs. He has made 25 appearances and scored three tries. His form during last season was also recognised as he was awarded Man of the Match three times against Worcester, Bath and Gloucester.

At the end of last season Ashley was also nominated for 'Supporters Player of the Season' and 'Players Player of the Season' which rounded off a brilliant first season for Ashley at London Wasps.

Johnson is the son of Archie Johnson, who played Prop for the Western Province League and the SA Federation team (SA Proteas) in the 80 and he followed in his father's footsteps and started out in the front row at school level, before moving to the backrow.

Johnson played for the Western Province Schools team before joining the Cheetahs where in his early years he was loaned to Griffons Rugby team to earn him more game time.

The dynamic back-rower has won three full Springbok caps. He was first called into the South Africa side in 2009 for a tour of the British Isles where he played in two uncapped games before winning three caps in the 2011 Tri Nations.

Follow Ashley on Twitter @ashj1605

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Recent news stories on Ashley Johnson:
Date Type Headline
01.09.2014 Club News Johnson: “We have improved every year”
26.08.2014 Club News Wasps face Esher in training game
26.08.2014 Club News Wasps announce partnership with Invictus Games
23.08.2014 Club News Wasps make it two from two in pre-season
22.08.2014 Club News Wasps name squad for Connacht Rugby
15.08.2014 Club News Wasps name squad for London Welsh Friendly
04.06.2014 Club News All three Wasps included for first England test
28.05.2014 Club News Video: Wasps win in Paris
24.05.2014 Match Report Wasps secure final place in European Rugby Champions Cup
23.05.2014 Club News Team to play Stade Français
23.05.2014 Club News Wasps confirm players extending contracts
18.05.2014 Match Report Wasps take a one-point lead to Paris
16.05.2014 Club News London Wasps team to play Stade Francais
16.05.2014 Club News Your guide to: London Wasps v Stade Francais Paris
09.05.2014 Club News Team to play Northampton Saints
02.05.2014 Club News Team to play Newcastle Falcons
02.05.2014 Match Report Wasps win 11 try thriller
27.04.2014 Match Report Wasps bow out of the Amlin Challenge Cup
25.04.2014 Club News Team to play Bath
19.04.2014 Match Report Wasps record bonus point win at The Stinger
19.04.2014 Club News Post Match Reaction: Dai Young
18.04.2014 Club News Varndell and Johnson return for The Stinger
28.03.2014 Club News Team to play Saracens
21.03.2014 Match Report Wasps grab a late try to secure victory
20.03.2014 Community Community Fever for London Wasps Community Team