Josh Bassett signs new contract with Wasps

Josh Bassett has made 136 appearances for Wasps
Josh Bassett has made 136 appearances for Wasps

Wasps have confirmed that winger Josh Bassett has penned a new contract with the Gallagher Premiership club.

Bassett made his professional rugby debut with Bedford Blues in 2011 and joined Wasps ahead of the 2013/14 season. Since his association with the Ricoh Arena based club, the 28-year-old has made 136 appearances for the club including 99 Premiership games and has scored 52 tries.

“I am really proud to continue my journey with Wasps," he told the official website of the club.

“After eight seasons I still get excited every time I run out with the Wasps Jersey on and especially at the Ricoh Arena.

“I can’t wait to continue developing under our passionate coaching team. I have made some great memories and am looking forward to making many more.”

Bassett also represented England Under 20 side in the 2012 IRB Junior World Rugby Championship and played for England during their Quilter Cup clash against Barbarians in 2019.

Wasps head coach Lee Blackett is delighted in Bassett committing his immediate future with the club.

“Josh’s passion for Wasps is infectious, not only is he one of the leading wingers in the Premiership, but he is also the ultimate club man.

“He’s ones of our big standard setters on and off the field.

“He’s one of the first players on the training field and last off. He is there at the end helping put equipment away after training sessions or he’s the one organising socials off the field.

“On the field, even in the last 12 months we have seen massive improvements in Josh’s game, and we are all looking forward to seeing where he takes his game in the next few years.”

Wasps are positioned sixth in the Gallagher Premiership table with five wins from nine games.