London: England prop Kieran Brookes will bolster English Premiership aspect Wasps front-row choices after he signed from rivals Northampton Saints on Wednesday.
The 27-year-old — capped 16 occasions since making his Take a look at debut in 2014 — is a ‘proven operator’ in response to Wasps director of rugby Dai Younger.
Brookes performed 73 occasions for Saints since becoming a member of them from Newcastle three years in the past and in addition had a two-year stint with Leicester Tigers.
“Kieran is a proven operator at Premiership and international level over a number of years,” Younger instructed the membership web site.
“He provides to a pool of props, which mixes expertise with some fast-developing youthful gamers.
“As everyone knows, having a strong set-piece is an important element in a profitable group.
“Kieran’s arrival will additional increase us on this space, and he additionally affords a lot across the park each with ball in hand and defensively.”
Brookes — who performed at under-age stage for Eire earlier than opting to play for England — mentioned he hoped to play a task in Wasps transferring from title contenders lately to profitable the Premiership which they haven’t managed since 2008.
“I am looking forward to joining Wasps and working with Dai and the staff there,” he mentioned.
“There are additionally loads of gamers I have already got expertise of enjoying with for England.
“Wasps have performed effectively in latest seasons and hopefully I can play a component because the membership tries to push on to the subsequent stage.”