Thomas Young signs new Wasps contract

Thomas Young joined Wasps in 2014
Thomas Young joined Wasps in 2014

Thomas Young's chances of resuming his Wales career has taken a beating after he has signed a contract extension with Wasps.

Son of the club's former director of rugby Dai Young, the 27-year-old joined Wasps in 2014 after stints with Cardiff Blues and Gloucester Rugby and has made 111 appearances scoring 30 tries in it.

Young has played three Tests for Wales with his last appearance coming in 2019 Six Nations but now becomes ineligibly to represent them because of their policy of selecting players plying trade outside the four Welsh regions with a minimum of 60 Test caps only.

"I've made some great friends at this club and I want to achieve something special with them," said Youngs, who has played 78 Premiership games for Wasps.

Wasps head coach Lee Blackett is confident that Young's experience will prove handy to the club in the coming seasons.

"Thomas is a hugely influential member of the squad on and off the field," said Blackett.

"He captained the side on several occasions last year and has developed into a real leader.

"Thomas is one of a number of players who've been here all the time I have, and it's been great to see him develop from being our second choice to being, in our opinion, now one of the best open-sides in the league."

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