All Blacks prop Jeffery Toomaga-Allen to join Wasps

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young
Wasps director of rugby Dai Young
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Wasps have announced that All Blacks prop Jeffery Toomaga-Allen will join the Gallagher Premiership club next season.

The 28-year-old made his professional rugby debut with provincial side Wellington in 2012 and also made his Super Rugby debut for Hurricanes in the same year. With over 100 appearances for the franchise, Toomaga-Allen also enjoyed Super Rugby title win for Hurricanes in 2016.

“I’m really excited to be joining Wasps later this year. It’s a fantastic Club with a lot of history," he said.

“I want to help the Club compete at the very top of the Premiership and European competitions, and hopefully I can be part of something special in winning trophies.”

Toomaga-Allen, only appearance for New Zealand came in 2013 against Japan in Tokyo and was also included in the 2017 Rugby Championship squad but did not feature in any Test during the competition. He will now link up with his former Hurricanes team-mate Brad Shields at the Ricoh Arena outfit.

“To bring someone of Jeff’s calibre to the Club is fantastic news," said Wasps director of rugby Dai Young.

“Jeff is a solid scrummager while also being strong in defence, and like most New Zealanders, he is gifted with ball in hand so he’s a terrific all-round player.

“We’re looking forward to him joining us next season as he’ll provide a real wealth of experience to the front row.”

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