Wasps re-sign Nizaam Carr

Date: 28 Jun 2021

 

Wasps are delighted to announce that Nizaam Carr will be re-joining the Club for the 2021/22 season from the Vodacom Bulls.

The Springbok back-rower made 56 appearances for Wasps, scoring 13 tries, in two-and-a-bit seasons in Black and Gold. Carr will join up with his teammates in August after his commitments with the Bulls.

The 30-year-old joined Wasps permanently at the start of the 2018/19 season after a highly successful three-month loan spell in Coventry in 2017/18, during which time Carr’s explosive pace and carrying skills saw him claim four tries in 11 outings. These included a memorable long-range effort at Harlequins and a superb finish in front of a big derby-day crowd against Leicester Tigers, firmly establishing Carr as a fans’ favourite.

In 2018/19 Carr made twenty-six appearances, adding three more tries to his tally.

In his last season at Wasps, he produced some of his best form with six more tries in nineteen games. He scored some spectacular tries - none more so than the memorable score which snatched a dramatic last-minute win at Bristol in the last game of 2019.

Carr, who has gained five Springbok caps since making his debut against Italy in 2014, was an integral part of the Bulls back-row that reached the Rainbow Cup Final this season.

His early career was spent at Cape Town’s famous Bishop’s School, after which he won South Africa caps at Under 20 level, in addition to making over 100 Super Rugby appearances for the Stormers and Bulls.

Wasps Rugby Men’s Head Coach Lee Blackett said: “We have been looking to recruit a quality back-rower for a while and jumped at the opportunity to bring Nemo back to Wasps.

“He was a very popular member of the squad on and off the pitch during his time at the Club previously and we all know the positive impact he can have on games. We can’t wait to see him play in Black and Gold once again.”

Carr added: “I am delighted to be coming back to Wasps. I really enjoyed my time at the Club, and I can’t wait to play with my teammates in front of the brilliant Wasps fans again.”

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