Wasps Issue Statement Following Reports Of ‘Mutiny’ At The Club


A report today in The Daily Mail suggested Premiership giants Wasps are facing a mass exodus of their leading stars, with the entire squad hugely unhappy over ‘broken promises’ relating to late payments and new facilities.

It said some of their top names, including England internationals Elliot Daly, Joe Launchbury and Christian Wade are expected to leave when their contracts expire unless Wasps address their grievances.

Now Wasps have come out with a statement from director of rugby Dai Young, who has admitted the construction of their new training facility is “taking longer than originally hoped.”

“I have been made aware of an article published today which makes a number of assertions regarding our current situation.” Young said

“The construction of new training facilities is taking longer than originally hoped. We had a couple of projects which reached a pretty advanced stage but unfortunately did not come to fruition along the way, but no-one doubts this is the number one priority project for our development team.

“I know a further location is now under serious consideration and that this project could take a big step forward in the very near future.

In relation to the players, Young notes a number have recently signed new deals, but did address reports that they will look to leave when their contracts expire.

“Since September ten of our senior squad have signed new contracts. This includes Joe Launchbury, Elliot Daly and only this week Dan Robson. A number of other players have also signed new deals since we moved from Acton to Coventry at the start of last season.

Clearly we are all looking forward to being in a permanent home, and in the meantime we are all fully focused on the remainder of the season and are pushing hard to reach the play-offs for a third consecutive year.”