23rd Jan, 2019

Cooper-Woolley departs for Sale Sharks

Ben Tyler 9th Jan, 2019

WASPS Rugby have announced the departure of Jake Cooper-Woolley to Sale Sharks in the summer following six years of service to the club.

The tighthead prop joins the Manchester side on a three-year deal having made 122 appearances for Wasps.

Speaking on his upcoming transfer, Cooper-Woolley expressed his gratitude to have donned the black and gold.

“I have had a fantastic six years at Wasps and I would like to thank all the coaches and especially Dai Young for the opportunities I have had at the club.

“However, now I feel like the time is right for me to have a change in my career and Sale looks like a great opportunity for me to challenge myself in a new environment.

“I’ll still give my all to the black and gold till the end of the season and want to thank the fans for making me feel at home for the past six years.”

Wasps director of rugby Young only had positive words to say about Cooper-Woolley moving on from the club.

“Jake has been a real success story for us over the past six seasons after signing from the second tier of Welsh rugby and going on to make 122 appearances for Wasps shows how he’s really developed as a player during his time at the club.

“We wish him all the best in the future on the field and also off the field as he prepares to move up to Manchester with his girlfriend.”

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