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Wasps Have Just Signed A Springbok Flanker To Aid Their Injury Crisis

Wasps finally got back to winning ways in the Premiership with a fantastic performance against Northampton Saints at Franklin’s Gardens. 

Dai Young’s side scored four tries en route to a bonus point victory and it was certainly a sign that that their sting is well and truly back as they try to recover from a disappointing start to the season. 

It’s not secret that Wasps have suffered badly from injuries this season and they have bolstered their depleted back-row options with the signing of Springbok flanker, Nizaam Carr, on a three-month contract.

Carr has five caps for the Springboks can also play as a number eight so his versatility will definitely be useful for Wasps over the coming months. 

Carr is just off the back of a Currie Cup campaign which saw his side, Western Province, win the competition on Saturday with a 33-21 win over the Natal Sharks. 

Director of Rugby, Young said: “We are pleased to be able to bring a player with international experience like Nizaam into the squad to bolster our back row options. 

“Having lost Alex Rieder to a dislocated shoulder and with Ashley Johnson no longer being a back row option due to injuries at hooker, we have become pretty threadbare in that area.

“Nizaam has a strong reputation for his defence, athleticism and linking play and I’m sure he will prove himself a valuable addition to the squad even on a short-term basis. We look forward to welcoming him to the club.”

 

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