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Jack Wallace Makes Bristol Switch

Wasps full-back set for Memorial Stadium move

 

Bristol Rugby continue to build a promotion-chasing squad ahead of the new campaign with the addition of London Wasps utility back Jack Wallace.

The 22 year-old, who is comfortable at wing or full back, provides a boost to Director of Rugby Andy Robinson’s backline following the news that Errie Claassens will be sidelined until 2014.

An England U16, U18 and U20 representative, the hugely talented Wallace has made thirty-one appearances for Wasps since a debut in 2009, touching down five times.

“We’re delighted to have secured Jack’s services, he’s a fantastic talent,” said Robinson.

“The fact that he’s played so many times at the highest level at such a young age is a testament to his ability and attitude.

“He’ll continue to blossom as a player at Bristol and I’m confident he will add a different dimension to our backline.”

Wallace graduated through the London Wasps academy, having excelled at the prestigious RGS High Wycombe School.

He said: “I’m pleased to be joining Bristol Rugby at such an exciting time for the Club. It was an easy decision to make – Andy [Robinson] is building a culture that has all the ingredients to be successful.

“I’ve still got a lot to prove and plenty that I want to accomplish in my career. I’m hugely ambitious and I believe the coaching staff here match that ambition.

“I’m looking forward to joining up with my new team-mates and helping Bristol fight for a place in the RFU Championship play-offs next season.”

23rd May 2013 published by Tom Tainton

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