Fri 25 Jan 2019 | 05:43

Wasps and Launchbury respond to rumours

Wasps and Launchbury respond to rumours
Fri 25 Jan 2019 | 05:43
Wasps and Launchbury respond to rumours
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REACTION: English club Wasps have responded to rumours that their captain Joe Launchbury will leave the club.

The rumours doing the rounds is that Launchbury will leave Wasps to join Premiership rivals Sale.

The England lock is believed to be unhappy with the high-profile departures of the likes of Nathan Hughes and Willie Le Roux, while rumours persist over Elliot Daly’s future.

“Wasps are aware of recent rumours linking club Captain Joe Launchbury with a move away from the club,” Wasps responded in a statement.

“These rumours are completely unfounded, and Wasps can confirm Launchbury will be at the Club next season.”

Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young added: “Joe is club Captain and has been a key part of Wasps for a long time. He is an asset to the squad.

“Joe is clearly a quality player who most clubs would want in their ranks, but he is contracted to Wasps and committed to the club and the journey we are on.

“We hope Joe goes well in the Six Nations along with the rest of his Wasps teammates and we look forward to them all returning to the club later in the season.”

Launchbury said: “Wasps are obviously a club that have been great to me over the years and are extremely close to my heart. I’m fully committed to the club and going nowhere.

“My focus right now is fully on trying to help England compete for the Six Nations title and I look forward to coming back to Wasps in March so we can finish the season strongly.”

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