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Joe Worsley 2010/2011

Joe Worsley

Joe Worsley has been dubbed as the best utility back row forward in the country, equally at home in any of the three positions. Joe joined the Club at 16 and, two years later, set the Club record as the youngest player to make a 1XV appearance. He then did the same with the England U21 team, later in the same season.

His 2002/03 season began magnificently, but a hamstring injury forced him out of the England autumn internationals and kept him out of the Premiership for a further six weeks. Despite the injury, Joe helped Wasps to a successful season, winning the Premiership and European Challenge Cup. The following season he was instrumental in Wasps' victorious 2003/04 Premiership and Heineken Cup campaigns, winning the Man of the Match award in the Heineken Cup final against Toulouse.

Joe put in some more great performances in the 2006/07 season, including two Man of the Match awards against Gloucester and Perpignan. He made a healthy 13 appearances in the 2007/08 season and a further 22 appearances in 2008/09. He has now played 290 games for the Club and scored 28 tries. His long service was rewarded with a Benefit year, in 2008/09.

Joe's international career has also been very successful. He's so far won 77 caps for England ' more than any other back row forward with the exception of Lawrence Dallaglio. He claimed a winner's medal with the 2003 Rugby World Cup squad and also featured in the 2007 World Cup campaign, playing an integral role in the team which made it to the final.

However, a hamstring injury forced him to leave the field and kept him on the sidelines for the next few months for Wasps. Joe was called up to further England duties in the 2008 and 2009 Six Nations, with another outstanding performance in Cardiff winning him a Man of the Match award despite England's defeat. His Six Nations performances won him a deserved place in the Lions squad which toured South Africa in 2009 and he played in the victorious third Test.

After further appearances in the 2010 Six Nations, he toured Australia and New Zealand with England and has been named in the EPS squad for the coming season.

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Recent news stories on Joe Worsley:
Date Type Headline
01.08.2013 Academy Long serving London Wasps Academy Manager steps down
17.06.2013 Club News Wade keeps up proud Wasps heritage with the British and Irish Lions
20.05.2013 Club News Wasps Legends enjoy St Agnes
10.05.2012 Club News Awards night a huge success
26.04.2012 Club News Home thoughts from abroad
18.01.2012 Club News Birkett set to make 250th appearance
17.01.2012 Injury News Another injury blow for Wasps
23.12.2011 Injury News News from the treatment room
02.12.2011 Club News Young praises efforts of injury-hit squad
16.11.2011 Club News Young demanding total focus
14.11.2011 Club News Joe Worsley hangs up his boots
19.10.2011 Club News From the pitch to the press box
14.10.2011 Injury News News from the treatment room
03.10.2011 Club News Wasps show off their culinary skills
26.08.2011 Club News Thomas: Start of a new journey for Wasps
22.08.2011 Club News News from the treatment room
20.06.2011 Club News Six for Wasps in England squad
31.05.2011 Supporters Match worn shirt competition
23.05.2011 Club News Wasps in White: 90s to the Present
23.05.2011 Supporters Your chance to win authentic match-worn shirts!
04.05.2011 Club News London Wasps Awards Dinner 2011
21.04.2011 Player News Wasps say goodbye to Van Gisbergen
12.04.2011 Club News Wasps slay the Twickenham Dragon!
08.04.2011 Club News Share a pint with Worsley and Wallace
30.03.2011 Injury News Injury Update from London Wasps