England star swaps Bath for Wasps
TRANSFER NEWS: Wasps announced the signing of England second-row Elliott Stooke, who will join the Club at the end of the season from Bath Rugby.
The 27-year-old, who has made 142 Premiership appearances has impressed in a Bath shirt for a number of years now.
Stooke began his career at Gloucester Rugby, before moving to West Country rivals Bath in 2016.
The Worcester born lock was the fastest player to reach 100 appearances in Bath’s history.
The six-foot six-inch forward was called up to England’s Six Nations Squad in March 2019, whilst he also featured in England’s summer fixture against the Barbarians in both 2018 and 2019.
Earlier in his career Stooke appeared for England Saxons, as well as being part of England Under 20s Junior World Championship winning side of 2013.
Wasps Men’s Head Coach Lee Blackett said: “We are extremely happy to be able to bring an experienced Premiership lock like Elliot on board for next season.
“Elliott is someone we’ve watched for years, and we are excited to work with him. He is well known within our squad, and we feel his ability, experience and character will add to us on the field as well as off the field.”
Stooke added: “I am delighted to have signed for Wasps; it is such a big club with great history. I am looking forward to progressing my career at the club and getting started with my Wasps teammates.”