Despite rumours that he was to sign for Northampton Saints, Wasps have announced that Josh Bassett has become the latest player to sign a new contract with the club.


He joins Joe Launchbury, Elliot Daly, Rob Miller, Ashley Johnson, Tom Cruse and Alex Rieder who have all previously this season committed their long-term futures to the black-and-golds.

The 25-year-old winger joined Wasps from Bedford Blues in 2013 after beginning his rugby career with Ampthill.

He won England under 20 honours in 2012 after ending a prolific campaign as the Championship’s top try–scorer with 14.

Since then he has made 65 appearances during which he has claimed 26 tries.

Seven of these have come this term after he ended the previous campaign by appearing on the left wing in the Aviva Premiership final.

Bassett also captained Wasps to the first of their consecutive Singha Premiership Sevens titles in 2016.


Josh Bassett said:

“I’m really pleased to have re-signed at Wasps, I’m enjoying my rugby and being part of this great club.

“I feel I’ve really developed my game since arriving from Bedford and am looking forward to working with Dai and the other coaches to keep progressing.

“All the squad are working hard to build on the progress made in the last few seasons and I’m excited about being part of Wasps’ future.”


Director of rugby Dai Young said:

“I’m very happy that Josh has signed a new deal here at Wasps.

“As his try-scoring record shows, he’s been a real asset for the club since he arrived.

“Bass is also a hard worker, and at 25 there is still plenty of improvement potential in him.

“He is also a well-liked member of the group who brings plenty of energy about the place; we’re delighted to have him on board for the long-term.”

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