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Sunday 15 September 2019

Italian centre Michele Campagnaro joins Wasps for the remainder of the season

Michele Campagnaro of Italy during the International Rugby match between Ireland and Italy at Soldier Field in Chicago, USA. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Michele Campagnaro of Italy during the International Rugby match between Ireland and Italy at Soldier Field in Chicago, USA. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Wasps have announced the signing of Italy centre Michele Campagnaro.

The 25-year-old has agreed a deal until the end of the season and will link up with his new team-mates after the autumn internationals.

Campagnaro was available as a free agent after last month being released from his contract with Exeter, for whom he made 27 appearances after joining from Italian club Benetton Treviso in 2015.

Campagnaro, who has scored nine tries in 36 matches for Italy, said: "The opportunity to join Wasps was something no player can turn down.

"Wasps play an exciting brand of rugby and have a number of talented individuals. I'm very much looking forward to testing myself and playing at the Ricoh Arena."

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young added: "Michele is an experienced international who predominantly plays at 13, but having also played on the wing and at 15, his versatility will be of huge benefit to the team throughout the season."

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