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'One of the standout props in the Championship for quite a while': Wasps sign Bomber Hislop

By Liam Heagney

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Wasps have signed Doncaster Knights captain Robin Hislop, the loosehead prop who initially came through at Edinburgh and was capped at age-grade level by Scotland before making his name south of the border in the Championship, initially at Rotherham under his soon-to-be Gallagher Premiership boss Lee Blackett.  

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The 29-year-old has been a regular pick in the end-of-season Championship dream teams and having had a fleeting taste of the Premiership when signed on loan last term by Saracens, Hislop will now get the opportunity to show he has what it takes on a permanent basis to be a consistent performer in the English top-flight.  

Wasps boss Blackett said: “We are delighted to sign Bomber for next season. I really enjoyed my time with him at Rotherham and I’m really looking forward to working with him again at Wasps.

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“Bomber has been one of the standout props in the Championship for quite a while now and he will really add to our front row options for next season.”

Hislop added: “I’m delighted to be joining Wasps. They are a big club that plays a great brand of rugby. I’m looking forward to testing myself back at that higher level on a daily basis and adding value to the squad. I’m very excited and grateful for the opportunity for me and my family.”

It was mid-April, ahead of Doncaster’s Championship clash with Saracens, that Hislop reflected on his career which included spending more than a year away from the game. “I took some time out, had a serious injury and my dad passed away as well,” he explained to RugbyPass. “I went back to Scotland just to look after my mother and two sisters. 

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“I worked on the farm a bit but my partner Rachael was in Glasgow, so we lived together there and I got a job as a development officer in a school promoting rugby in the local area. I was very much in the real world for ten, twelve months and was really grateful to Doncaster offering me a chance to get back into pro rugby.”

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'One of the standout props in the Championship for quite a while': Wasps sign Bomber Hislop

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