Wasps recruit Kiwi lock Veale
February 24, 2009
Marty Veale joins Wasps from Northland © Getty Images
Wasps have bolstered their second-row stocks with the signing of 31-year-old New Zealander Marty Veale on a deal until the end of the season.
Veale has had a varied and wide-ranging club career, enjoying stints in the NPC with Canterbury and North Harbour, two years with Japanese side Kubota, a spell in America with New York Old Blues and most recently a season with Northland in the Air New Zealand Cup.
"I've been to London a couple times before and had seen Wasps play a few games so I had an idea of what the club was about and knew about their past achievements and how highly regarded they are as a club," he said.
"The players here work hard in the gym and it pays off with results on the field. I tend to come from a background where you don't spend as much time in the gym but work more on skills and set phases so coming into this environment is a new challenge - but one that clearly pays off when you see the success the club has had over the last decade. I am looking forward to getting some game time and I hope to help the team get a few results, climb up the ladder a bit and aim for a place in the play-offs where anything can happen from there."
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