Wasps sign Exeter prop Owlett

Date: 17 Jan 2019

Wasps are pleased to announce the signing of promising Exeter Chiefs tighthead prop Jack Owlett.

The 23-year-old will make the switch to Ricoh Arena in the summer after spending two seasons with the 2016/17 Premiership champions.

Owlett was a key part of the University of Exeter side which lifted the BUCS title at Twickenham in 2016, with his on-field displays catching the attention of the Chiefs, who used the A League as an opportunity to look at the tighthead’s potential.

The former Scotland Under 20s international was offered a senior Academy contract with the club following his full-time education and has since gone on to make six first-team appearances.

Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young said: “Jack is a promising young player who we’re looking forward to working with to try and help reach his potential.

“With the recent signing of Jeff Toomaga-Allen and also Kieran Brookes both at the Club next season, Jack will have a wealth of experience to tap into and will no doubt make huge strides in his development.”

Owlett said: “Moving to Wasps is a fantastic opportunity to test myself at a big club with such a rich history.

“Wasps boast some incredible talent and being able to surround myself with that can only be good for my development.

“I want to push on and develop while being part of a successful team, competing for honours on both the domestic and European fronts.”