Josh Bassett commits future to Wasps

Date: 17 Feb 2021

 

Wasps are delighted to announce that Josh Bassett has signed a new deal with the club.

Bassett has racked up 136 appearances since joining the club in 2013 and is in line to make his 100th Premiership appearance this weekend.

The 28-year-old winger has scored 52 tries in that time, making him Wasps’ seventh highest try scorer of all-time, above amongst others Lawrence Dallaglio and Paul Sackey.

Bassett’s impressive performances for Wasps earned him an appearance for England in their summer fixture against the Barbarians in 2019.

With Bassett signing on for more with Wasps, fans can rest easy about the future of the Any Sting Goes podcast. Bassett founded Wasps’ official podcast with Tom Cruse in July 2019, to provide a light-hearted look into day-to-day life behind the scenes at the club.

Wasps Head Coach Lee Blackett said: “We are delighted that Josh has agreed a new contract with us.

“Josh’s passion for Wasps is infectious, not only is he one of the leading wingers in the Premiership, but he is also the ultimate club man.

“He’s ones of our big standard setters on and off the field.

“He’s one of the first players on the training field and last off. He is there at the end helping put equipment away after training sessions or he’s the one organising socials off the field.

“On the field, even in the last 12 months we have seen massive improvements in Josh’s game, and we are all looking forward to seeing where he takes his game in the next few years.”

Bassett added: “I am really proud to continue my journey with Wasps.

“After eight seasons I still get excited every time I run out with the Wasps Jersey on and especially at the Ricoh Arena.

“I can’t wait to continue developing under our passionate coaching team. I have made some great memories and am looking forward to making many more.” 

To listen to the Any Sting Goes Podcast please click here