Tom Willis and Gabriel Oghre extend stay at Wasps
Date: 6 Mar 2018
Wasps announce that England under 20 pair Tom Willis and Gaby Oghre have signed new long-term contracts.
Former England under 18 skipper Willis joined the club’s senior academy ahead of the current season and has since captained Wasps in both the Anglo-Welsh Cup and A League.
The Henley College product also made his Aviva Premiership debut when he appeared from the bench to join older brother Jack in the back row against Saracens at Allianz Park in October.
Oghre, who joined Wasps from Bath last summer, has made three senior appearances to date, all in the Anglo-Welsh Cup.
He also featured for England in their recent under 20 Six Nations wins over Italy, Wales and Scotland.
Head of Recruitment and Academy Kevin Harman said:
“Tom is a really good prospect and we’re delighted he has signed a new deal.
“He has a great attitude, and we believe he has a lot of the right attributes to go on and be a first team player.
“His selection in the under 20’s shows England think a lot of him too, and if he continues to work hard at his game he has a very bright future.”
“Everyone who has dealt with Gaby since he arrived last summer has found him superb to work with. He has a really positive manner, which along with his approach to playing hooker offers a real point of difference.
“Anyone who has seen Gaby in the Anglo-Welsh Cup and A League will have noticed his tremendous skill-set.
“He is part of a strong pool of hookers including Tommy Taylor, Tom Cruse, Ashley Johnson and TJ Harris, and he will doubtless continue to develop by working alongside them.”
England Under 20s face Ireland at the Ricoh Arena on March 16 as part of a double-header which also involves the women’s international. Get your tickets from Ricoh Arena by clicking here