Pietro Turrisi joins the Wasps Senior Academy ahead of 2022-23 season

Date: 15 Feb 2022

 

We are delighted to announce that Pietro Turrisi has signed full-time with Wasps Senior Academy ahead of the 2022-23 season.

The Wasps Under 18s graduate was recently named in Italy Rugby’s U20s squad for the Autumn Internationals and Six Nations.

A product of Wasps ACE City of Oxford College, Turrisi is an exciting second row and will be a key member of the Senior Academy squad next season.

Wasps Head of Academy and Recruitment Kevin Harman said: “Pietro is an extremely talented athlete, that has made huge sacrifices to play at Wasps in the Academy.

“He is young man with a very mature attitude. Without a doubt he has the potential to go on and play first team rugby in the future.

“I know one thing for sure, he certainly will give everything to obtain that first team shirt, and we are all looking forward to seeing how his development moves forward in the coming years.

“I would like to thank Andrea Masi for all his previous hard work in aiding with Pietro’s transition over from Italy.”

Turrisi added: “I’m buzzing to start my journey full-time with Wasps, the facilities and the coaches at the Club are awesome.

“I started playing rugby at the age of seven in a small local club in Italy and I never would have thought I was going to have this amazing opportunity. 

“I can’t explain how proud I am to become part of such a great Club, like Wasps.

“I can’t thank the Academy staff and Andrea Masi enough for this opportunity, but the biggest thank you goes to my family, without them this wouldn’t have been possible.”

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