Wasps sign Argentina international Rodrigo Martínez

Rodrigo Martínez has played three Tests for Argentina
Rodrigo Martínez has played three Tests for Argentina

Wasps have confirmed the signing of Argentina international Rodrigo Martínez with immediate effect.

His signing follows as Ben Harris is currently sidelined with a long-term injury.

The 23-year-old will head to Ricoh Arena after being part of Olímpia Lions which he joined in 2021 and has gone on to play eight games scoring two tries. He also had represented Argentina Under 20 and Argentina XV sides in the past.

The 6ft prop made his Test debut for Argentina in September and has gone on to play three games.

“I am very excited to get the chance to play for Wasps in the Gallagher Premiership and Heineken Champions Cup," he told the club's immediate effect.

“I would like to say a big thank you to Olímpia, I really enjoyed my time playing for them and I wish the Club all the best for the future.

“I can’t wait to get started with all my new teammates and hopefully I can have a positive impact.”

Wasps head coach Lee Blackett is delighted with the signing of Martínez.

“We are thrilled to add Rodrigo to our squad. He will provide vital cover for us in the front row, while we have some injuries in that area.

“Rodrigo is an exciting young prop, who has impressed for Argentina recently. He will bring a lot to our scrum. Scrum Coach Neil Fowkes and the whole coaching group are looking forward to working with him."

Wasps are positioned ninth in the Gallagher Premiership table with three wins from eight matches and will face Worcester Warriors next on 4th December.