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Worcester Warriors prop Matt Mullan's move to London Wasps confirmed
WARRIORS’ England Saxons prop Matt Mullan’s expected move away from Worcester has been confirmed by the news he will join Wasps next season.
As reported in your Worcester News last week, the Sixways club have been unable to persuade the academy-produced front-rower to renew his contract that expires at the end of this term and he has opted for a switch to Adams Park.
It is the latest blow for beleaguered Warriors, who are also facing up to the fact that Matt Kvesic, who has been training with the England senior squad, will also leave the club to join Gloucester.
Capped by England at full international level in 2010, 25-year-old Mullan’s progress at international level was slowed through injury, however last summer he kick-started his international career, touring with the senior England squad to South Africa and starting both midweek matches.
More recently, he earned himself a call-up into the England EPS squad as an injury replacement during the Autumn International series and he came off the bench for the England Saxons last weekend.
Mullan said: “I have had a great eight years at Worcester and leaving your home town club is always hard. However, I felt the time was right for a new challenge and I am looking forward to joining up with Wasps next season.
“As a club with lots of other aspiring young English players, I hope to be part of a successful side there in the coming years.”
Wasps director of rugby Dai Young added: “Matt’s achieved plenty in his career to date, but I believe there is a lot more to come from him.
“He will add to our growing base of young English talent at Wasps and we’re pleased he will be with us from next season.”