England prop Kieran Brookes signs Wasps extension

England tighthead prop Kieran Brookes has committed his immediate future to Wasps after signing a contract extension.

Brookes arrived at the Premiership club from Northampton last summer and has made 14 appearances this season, although he has been hampered by injury at times.

The 28-year-old has been capped 16 times by England and was part of the squad who won the Six Nations Grand Slam in 2016.

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young said: “We’re really pleased that Brookesy has pledged his future to the club.

“He’s a top-class prop who has a wealth of Premiership and international experience, and having a player of his stature commit to the club is great news for all involved.

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“We’ve got fantastic options in the tighthead area next season, with the experience of Brookesy and Jeff Toomaga-Allen, while we’ve got three up-and-coming players who will really benefit from working alongside these talented individuals.”

Brookes said: “I’ve really enjoyed my time at Wasps since making the move in the summer and there are some fantastic people around the club.

“It’s been a bit frustrating with injuries for me, but I can’t wait to get back on the field and help us try and push on back up the Premiership table to compete with the best.”

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