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Dai Young hands Wasps contract boost
ESPN Staff
September 5, 2013

Wasps have received a huge boost on the eve of the new season with the news their director of rugby Dai Young has signed a new contract with the club.

Young is now heading into his third season at the club and he will be hoping his side improve on their eighth-placed finish last term. The former Wales and British & Irish Lions prop has bolstered his side with the likes of Andy Goode and Kearnan Myall in the close season and they kick-off their new campaign against Harlequins on Saturday.

"It is an exciting time to be at Wasps, and there is a real positivity here about the future and where we are headed," Young said. "It has been great to have lots of players committing their own futures to Wasps in recent months with new contracts, and I am happy to do likewise. New ownership under Derek Richardson has already had a positive impact, and there is plenty to look forward to here."

And Wasps chief executive Nick Eastwood added: "Dai has done a wonderful job in difficult circumstances over the past two seasons, and we are delighted that he's signed a new contract. There is a lot of excitement about what the future holds at London Wasps, and Dai is a crucial part of that."

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