Wasps Tom Bacon to join championship side on loan

Date: 13 Aug 2020

Wasps can confirm that 19-year-old Senior Academy player Tom Bacon will join Championship side Doncaster Knights on loan for the 2020/21 season.

The former Ireland U18s outside back, who joined the Club from Henley College, enjoyed a promising 2019/20 campaign during which he made his Wasps senior debut as well as impressing on loan with Rotherham Titans.  

Of the move, Bacon said: “I am very excited to play for Doncaster next season, I know they are a very ambitious Club and as it’s my first season in the Championship I can’t wait to get as much as I can out of it. 

“I hope to bring pace and fast flowing rugby as I love get the ball in wide channels and take defenders on.   

“Hopefully the season will begin sooner rather than later as I am raring to get involved and show what I can do.” 

Kevin Harman, Head of Recruitment and Academy, commented: “We are extremely pleased that Tom is stepping up to the Championship with Doncaster next season. Having the pressure to perform week in, week out will further test Tom and his professionalism, a test that we believe he will come through after an excellent grounding last year with Rotherham.”

Everyone at Wasps would like to wish Tom the very best of luck during his season on loan with Doncaster Knights.