1st Jul, 2022

TRANSFER - Wasps tie down Biyi Alo to new contract

WASPS have announced that popular prop Biyi Alo has extended his contract with the club.

The 27-year-old has become a firm fans’ favourite this season and has featured 14 times this campaign.

Alo put in an eye-catching performance against Leicester Tigers in January, before crossing for a try against Toulouse a week later.

The tighthead prop also scored a try in the recent encounter with Bath.

Wasps Head Coach Lee Blackett said: “We are buzzing that Biyi has agreed to extend his contract with us.

“Biyi has put in some phenomenal performances this season, to cement his place as a regular at tighthead for us.

“This new contract is a great reward for all the hard effort he has put in to do that.

“Biyi’s personality is infectious, I can’t do anything other than smile when I see him, he’s a great character.

“We are looking forward to seeing him continue to develop in Black and Gold over the coming seasons.”

Alo added: “I am really happy to have extended my time at Wasps.

“I really enjoy working with all the players and coaches to get better every day, it is a great environment to be a part of.

“I would like to say a big thank you to all the fans for their fantastic support this season at Coventry Building Society Arena.

“I am looking forward to seeing what the future holds for me in Black and Gold.”

The Loughborough University graduate is approaching his 50th Premiership appearance, having joined Wasps initially as injury cover from Coventry Rugby during the 2018/19 campaign.

And Alo impressed during his short time to earn a permanent deal with the club from the summer of 2019.

Alo came through the Saracens Academy and featured for the first-team during the 2015 campaign, before making the switch to Worcester Warriors where he made 30 appearances, scoring four tries.

The London born prop has also represented England at under-18 and under-20 levels.

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