Launchbury pens new Wasps deal

17:29 07 November 2012

London Wasps Joe Launchbury signs new deal. Photo credit: Nigel French/EMPICS

London Wasps Joe Launchbury signs new deal. Photo credit: Nigel French/EMPICS

EMPICS Sport

Joe Launchbury has signed a contract extension with Wasps - 72 hours before his possible England debut.

Wasps have announced that the 21-year-old will remain at the club until at least the summer of 2015.

The news follows confirmation of Launchbury’s place in the England matchday 23 to face Fiji at Twickenham on Saturday.

England boss Stuart Lancaster is due to name his starting line-up for the game tomorrow with Launchbury, who can play lock or flanker, seemingly set for a bench role.

Hailing Launchbury’s new deal, Wasps rugby director David Young said: “This is fantastic news for us.

“It gives a real shot in the arm to all of our players and coaches as it’s a vote of confidence in what we are trying to do here, and I am sure our supporters will be over the moon that someone of Joe’s quality has signed on for the foreseeable future.”

Launchbury, who joined Wasps from Worthing during the 2009-10 season, added: “I had no hesitation in extending my deal.

“There are some really good players for me to learn from here in our pack, and I feel very confident with the talent we have in the squad and the coaching set-up that we are part of something that is really building in a positive direction.”

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

Janey Godley was caught up in the major road incident at George Square today, and gave her testimony of what she saw.

Read more

The former QPR and Burnley player was reportedly involved in a serious incident involving a lorry in North Yorkshire.

Read more

It was the series finale, and there was as much drama as you’d expect.

Read more

Promoted content

We've got a great selection of Secret Santa presents and stocking fillers for under a tenner...  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Office Secret Santa: it’s a Christmas ritual that everyone dreads, but no-one wants to seem like a Scrooge by saying no. Never fear, London24 is here to make buying gifts for Dave in Accounts simple and stress-free, with a selection of presents for under a tenner

Money saving Christmas gifts to add to your shopping list!

It’s nearly time to go on the hunt for Christmas presents, stuck on what to get for your nearest and dearest? We’ve picked out a selection of great deals to get you started and to help you save some pennies!

The former QPR and Burnley player was reportedly involved in a serious incident involving a lorry in North Yorkshire.

You either love him or you hate him. If you fall into the first category, you’re probably a Chelsea fan.

The dropped England captain will be hoping for a change of fortune at Alexandra Palace.

But that’s okay – he eats nails for breakfast.

Match Reports

TOP STORIES