Tom Cruse pens new deal with Wasps

Tom Cruse made 94 appearances for Wasps
Tom Cruse made 94 appearances for Wasps

Wasps have confirmed that hooker Tom Cruse has penned a new contract with the Gallagher Premiership club.

A product of Sale Academy, the 31-year-old made his senior debut for the Sharks ahead of the 2012/13 season and also played for Rotherham Titans and London Irish before switching to Wasps in 2016.

“I am delighted and proud to be extending my stay with the club," he told the official website of the club.

“It is the people that make a club and Wasps has always been about the people. This is an exciting time to be at Wasps with the current group of players and staff.

“We are working hard to progress and build on the last couple of years. I can’t wait to have the fans back at the Ricoh with us.”

Cruse also enjoyed success with the Ricoh Arena based club having won the Players’ Player of the Season in the 2017/18 season and has gone on to make 94 appearances for the club including 80 Premiership games. He is also Wasps' second highest scorer this season with five touchdowns from 11 matches.

Wasps head coach Lee Blackett lavished praise on Cruse and expressed delight on him committing his immediate future with the club.

“We are extremely happy that Tom has agreed a new contract with us," said Blackett.

“Crusey is a very important member of our squad. Off the field he is one of the most positive people you will find and has a massive influence on our squad. On the field I feel he’s been one of our top performers since the start of the season.

“We are all looking forward to hopefully seeing a little more of his try celebration for years to come.”

Wasps are positioned ninth in the Gallagher Premiership table with five wins from 10 matches.