Exciting Wasps second row prospect signs new deal

Date: 14 Feb 2018

Wasps are pleased to announce that second row forward Will Rowlands has signed a contract extension.

The 26-year-old has enjoyed an excellent season, producing a number of eye-catching appearances in both the Aviva Premiership and European Champions Cup.

During this spell, his mobility, agility and high work-rate have seen Rowlands rack up some impressive tackle counts and carrying stats in addition to being a reliable lineout operator.

Rowlands was a member of Wasps’ academy while simultaneously studying at Oxford University where he won blues in 2012 and 2013.

He made his senior debut against Leicester in the Anglo-Welsh Cup in 2012, since when he has gone on to make 40 appearances in black-and-gold, 12 of which have come this term.

Rugby director Dai Young said:

“Will has really come on during the last two or three seasons, and is a valuable member of our squad.

“During that time he has proved himself to be more than capable of holding his own in some big games against experienced opponents.

“Our second rows all have a role model in Joe Launchbury, and as a group they form a formidable unit.

“Will is still improving as a player, and we are really pleased that he will be part of our journey during the coming years.”

Will Rowlands said:

“I’m really excited to have re-signed for Wasps.

“This is the only club I’ve played at professionally and while I’ve improved a lot in my time here, I’m sure plenty of scope exists for further development. With the players and coaches that are here, it’s a fantastic environment to do that in.

“I’m now looking forward to getting myself back playing and being part of a squad which hopefully can have a strong finish to the season.”