Wasps sign Nizaam Carr on short-term deal

Nizaam Carr has been capped five times by South Africa
Nizaam Carr has been capped five times by South Africa

Wasps have confirmed that South Africa international Nizaam Carr will join the Aviva Premiership club on a short-term contract.

The decision follows after the club decided to bolster the back-row options with Alex Rieder and Ashley Johnson nursing injuries.

Wasps rugby director Dai Young expressed delight on the news and is confident that the 26-year-old will help the club in overcoming the setback.

"We are pleased to be able to bring a player with international experience like Nizaam into the squad to bolster our back row options.

"Having lost Alex Rieder to a dislocated shoulder and with Ashley Johnson no longer being a back-row option due to injuries at hooker, we have become pretty threadbare in that area.

"Nizaam has a strong reputation for his defence, athleticism and linking play and I'm sure he will prove himself a valuable addition to the squad even on a short-term basis. We look forward to welcoming him to the club."

Wasps are currently positioned ninth in the table with three wins from seven games.