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General Category => Wasps Rugby Discussion => Topic started by: Raggs on June 06, 2020, 03:47:20 PM

Title: Contract situations.
Post by: Raggs on June 06, 2020, 03:47:20 PM
Right, so I'm happy to try and create a contract list for everyone, giving updates on how long they've got, when they re-signed etc, but I'm not going to do all the research myself, so if people can post up everything they know, preferably with a source, that would be great.

Please give ideas for how to clearly present it. For now I've put academy players in bold. Now this may not always be in our academy at under 18, but they spent at least some time in our academy system.

Dates given are for the season that they will definitely be here. So extended 20/21 means they extended their contract at some point to cover that season. Happy with this? It makes sense for me, as it then doesn't conflict with people who Signed for the 20/21 season during the 19/20 season.

Green = here next season


Looseheads
Ben Harris
Simon McIntyre
Tom West - Extended 20/21 "long term"
Zurabi Zhvania

Hookers
Alfie Barbeary - Extended 20/21 "long term"
Tom Cruse
Gabriel Oghre - Extended 20/21 "long term"
Tommy Taylor

Tighthead
Biyi Alo - Extended 20/21
Kieran Brookes
Jack Owlett - Signed 19/20
Jeff Toomaga-Allen - Signed 19/20

Locks
Tim Cardall - Promoted 19/20
James Gaskell
Joe Launchbury - Extended 20/21
Will Rowlands
Theo Vukasinovic - Signed 19/20
Miles Edwards - Signed 20/21

Backrow
Ben Morris
Brad Shields - Extended 20/21 "long term"
Sione Vailanu - Signed 19/20
Jack Willis[/b - Extended 20/21 "long term"
Tom Willis - Extended 20/21 "long term"
Thomas Young - Extended 20/21 "long term"

Scrum Half
Will Porter - Extended 20/21 "long term"
Dan Robson - Extended 20/21 "long term"
Ben Vellacott - Signed 19/20
Sam Wolstenholme - Extended 20/21 "long term"

Fly Half
Jimmy Gopperth - Extended 20/21
Lima Sopoaga - Ends 20/21
Jacob Umaga - Extended 20/21 "long term"

Centre
Juan De Jongh
Malakai Fekitoa - Signed 19/20
Michael Le Bourgeois - Extended 20/21
Ryan Mills - Signed 20/21
Will Simonds - Promoted 20/21
Sam Spink - Extended 20/21 "long term"

Winger
Josh Bassett
Zach Kibirige - Extended 20/21 "long term"
Paolo Odogwu - Signed 19/20
Callum Sirker - Promoted 19/20
Marcus Watson - Extended 20/21

Fullback
Matteo Minozzi - Extended 20/21 "long term"
Rob Miller - Extended 20/21
Title: Re: Contract situations.
Post by: Heathen on June 06, 2020, 03:59:43 PM
47 players in that list. That is about the right number IMHO. No news on Tibo although he is in the Senior Academy.
Title: Re: Contract situations.
Post by: Neils on June 06, 2020, 04:16:25 PM
Tibo has one more year on his Academy contract. He stated this in a French interview.
Title: Re: Contract situations.
Post by: HDAWG on June 06, 2020, 05:36:03 PM
I'll add Umaga, Le Bourgeois and Launchbury all signed extension at start of this season under Dai Young's tenure.
Title: Re: Contract situations.
Post by: Raggs on June 06, 2020, 05:40:47 PM
I'll add Umaga, Le Bourgeois and Launchbury all signed extension at start of this season under Dai Young's tenure.

Added. Thanks.
Title: Re: Contract situations.
Post by: Raggs on June 10, 2020, 01:05:25 PM
Updated to remove Matthews. Anyone think this should be stickied? Or don't want too many stickies?
Title: Re: Contract situations.
Post by: NellyWellyWaspy on June 10, 2020, 01:08:39 PM
Stickied seems good. Where did Matthews go? Did I miss that?
Title: Re: Contract situations.
Post by: Raggs on June 10, 2020, 01:21:32 PM
Stickied seems good. Where did Matthews go? Did I miss that?

Just mentioned on twitter he's off to Japan.
Title: Re: Contract situations.
Post by: Neils on June 10, 2020, 01:21:54 PM
Updated to remove Matthews. Anyone think this should be stickied? Or don't want too many stickies?

Stickied is good until season (whenever) starts.
Title: Re: Contract situations.
Post by: HDAWG on June 10, 2020, 01:36:26 PM
On his official Twitter he's heavily implied if not outright said he's leaving UK rugby for Japan. Bugger.
Title: Re: Contract situations.
Post by: Shugs on June 10, 2020, 01:37:44 PM
I'm not surprised Matthews is off - good luck to him. Will give Cardall and Vukasinovic time and room to develop. Searle announced officially as well but that's old news.
Title: Re: Contract situations.
Post by: NellyWellyWaspy on June 10, 2020, 02:04:28 PM
I see another thread linking to the offy with the announcement today about Matthews. A shame, but not surprised.
Title: Re: Contract situations.
Post by: Raggs on June 10, 2020, 04:00:02 PM
Ashley Johnson is off :(
https://www.wasps.co.uk/news/ashley-johnson-leaves-wasps/
Title: Re: Contract situations.
Post by: NellyWellyWaspy on June 10, 2020, 04:08:26 PM
I have this feeling that will be the others off as well, like Nemo, and maybe Shields.
Title: Re: Contract situations.
Post by: Shugs on June 10, 2020, 04:36:31 PM
A real shame about Ashley but sort of inevitable. With him going I'm hoping we retain Carr and Shields
Title: Re: Contract situations.
Post by: Heathen on June 10, 2020, 08:40:33 PM
A real shame about Ashley but sort of inevitable. With him going I'm hoping we retain Carr and Shields

Indeed. If we do not retain both players, then Lee will need to be recruiting.
Title: Re: Contract situations.
Post by: Heathen on June 10, 2020, 09:07:29 PM
From the DW site :

Re: Player re-signings
Ken I L Worth 09 June, 2020 12:03

According to a player...all but 2 of the team will be back in when training starts on Thursday...sadly some of the backroom squad won't be there (as above)...they had a motivation session yesterday and showed the Gloucester game to remind them of the form they were in when they finished .....mostly all fit ...some with silly niggles picked up at keeping fit home....all sounding very positive.....wish I could say the same for my team....:-(
Title: Re: Contract situations.
Post by: HDAWG on June 11, 2020, 05:39:06 PM
Given players have returned to training right after announcing departures, perhaps Carr and Shields are staying. Or perhaps that's too optimistic?
Title: Re: Contract situations.
Post by: NellyWellyWaspy on June 11, 2020, 06:09:47 PM
If they are at the training ground, I should think they are staying. But, were they at Broadstreet today?
Title: Re: Contract situations.
Post by: RBB on June 11, 2020, 07:00:19 PM
Brad was there, however on Instagram there were only a handful of posts, so canít comment on Nemo.
Title: Re: Contract situations.
Post by: Raggs on June 12, 2020, 03:19:23 PM
Well, I didn't want to have to do that one. Carr is off the list.
Title: Re: Contract situations.
Post by: RBB on June 12, 2020, 03:22:22 PM
Gutted, just saw he is going back to SA to join The Bulls :(
Title: Re: Contract situations.
Post by: Raggs on June 12, 2020, 03:29:05 PM
Looking a bit low on the ground with backrow now, feels like we need another.
Title: Re: Contract situations.
Post by: Shugs on June 12, 2020, 04:30:21 PM
Agreed. We have two 8's in T Willis and Vailanu but both have been injured a lot. We still have three quality options at 6 and 7 and Morris in the mix. Could be a difficult slot to fill given that it's unlikely to be a starting spot rather than depth? Feels like it could be a championship recruit or a utility player.
Title: Re: Contract situations.
Post by: Heathen on June 12, 2020, 08:46:54 PM
Flament can play in the back row.

Edited - bloody predictive text!
Title: Re: Contract situations.
Post by: Rossm on June 12, 2020, 10:11:34 PM
Filament can play in the back row.

Filament?? The perils of autocorrect :)
Title: Re: Contract situations.
Post by: JonnyD on June 12, 2020, 10:33:14 PM
Filament can play in the back row.

Filament?? The perils of autocorrect :)

Might have a bit more money available to offer Flament an improved deal now, especially if he can cover 4/5/6.
Heíll be off to france eventually but would be great to secure him for a bit longer yet
Title: Re: Contract situations.
Post by: Raggs on July 15, 2020, 10:04:28 AM
Updated with the new long term announcements.
Title: Re: Contract situations.
Post by: Neils on July 15, 2020, 10:11:47 AM
Updated with the new long term announcements.

Thanks for that. It is quite stark when you look at your listing as to who is "in" and who looks to be "out".
Title: Re: Contract situations.
Post by: HDAWG on July 15, 2020, 06:34:50 PM
To be fair, looks like players who will need to be Re-signed next season are front row predominantly.
Title: Re: Contract situations.
Post by: BdeB on January 27, 2021, 12:03:58 PM
JTA confirms on Instagram that he still has another year after this one and hopes at this stage stay longer.
Title: Re: Contract situations.
Post by: Neils on January 27, 2021, 12:07:29 PM
Good news on his wanting to stay.
Title: Re: Contract situations.
Post by: Rossm on January 27, 2021, 12:11:20 PM
Great. He seems to be really enjoying his rugby again.
Title: Re: Contract situations.
Post by: hookender on January 27, 2021, 12:21:20 PM
One less to worry about
Title: Re: Contract situations.
Post by: WonkyWasp on March 23, 2021, 02:01:03 PM
 So glad that he is staying - he is such as lovely bloke and a great asset to the squad.  Good on you, Jeff.     :)