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By Geoff Berkeley Friday 22 February 2013 Updated: 22/02 14:04
WORCESTER Warriors fly half Joe Carlisle has agreed to join London Wasps from next season.
The summer move, which was confirmed this morning (Friday), will see the 25-year-old follow fellow Worcester academy graduate Matt Mullan to Adams Park.
Carlisle's transfer will spell an end to an eight-year career at Warriors which has seen him rack 477 points in 90 appearance for the club.
But the talented back, who can also operate at inside centre and full back, has struggled to keep hold of the number ten jersey, while injuries have also not helped his cause.
However, London Wasps director of rugby Dai Young is confident the move to the High Wycombe-based club will help put his career back on track.
“I have been impressed with Joe over the last few seasons and he’s a young English player I believe with a lot of potential," Young said.
"He has an excellent kicking game and he attacks the line very well and has the ability to really get a backline moving.
"He’s comfortable in the centre and at fullback as well as at ten and his aim moving here is really to reignite his career and I believe we can help him to do that. He’ll be playing here with lots of other young English talent and I think he’ll enjoy his time at the club.”
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