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Dan Robson becomes the latest ex-Wasps player to land in the Top 14

By Liam Heagney
(Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

Out-of-favour England scrum-half Dan Robson has drawn a line under last month’s Wasps redundancy by sourcing himself a new club in France until the end of the 2022/23 season. The Top 14 has been a lifeline to numerous players who were made redundant when the Coventry-based Gallagher Premiership club fell into administration on October 17.

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For instance, Brad Shields and Ali Crossdale both signed for Perpignan while Biyi Alo was snapped up by Racing in recent weeks. Now it’s the turn of Robson to head across the channel to resume his career following the sudden stoppage to his eighth season at Wasps, the club he joined from Gloucester in the summer of 2015.

A statement on the Pau website read: “International scrum-half Dan Robson (1.73m; 82kg) has become a Pau player today. Having passed through Gloucester and Wasps, this 30-year-old player has great experience in the English Premiership and at international level.

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“With 14 England caps, Dan had been a free player for a few weeks. He has engaged with Pau until the end of the 2022/23 season.”

Pau boss Sebastien Piqueronies said: “Dan’s arrival is above all a great opportunity. The situation of his former club offers us the possibility of welcoming an experienced player until the end of the season. His experience and his maturity in the position can only be an added value to our collective.”

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Robson, who was last capped at Test level by Eddie Jones in the 2021 Summer Series versus Canada, tweeted: “Grateful for the opportunity and really excited for a new challenge at Pau.”

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