Currie Cup

Carr joins English club on short-term deal

2017-10-30 12:43
Nizaam Carr (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Western Province loose forward Nizaam Carr will join English club Wasps on a three-month loan deal.

The news was confirmed on the Wasps website on Monday. 

Carr, 26, who was exceptional in Saturday's Currie Cup final against the Sharks in Durban, will join up with Wasps as injury cover following a number of injuries to their loose forwards in recent weeks.

"We are pleased to be able to bring a player with international experience like Nizaam into the squad to bolster our back row options," Wasps' Director of Rugby, Dai Young said.

"Having lost Alex Rieder to a dislocated shoulder and with Ashley Johnson no longer being a back row option due to injuries at hooker, we have become pretty threadbare in that area.

"Nizaam has a strong reputation for his defence, athleticism and linking play and I’m sure he will prove himself a valuable addition to the squad even on a short-term basis. We look forward to welcoming him to the club."

In addition to Johnson, Wasps already have South African duo Willie le Roux (fullback) and Juan de Jongh (centre) on their books.

Carr's form this Currie Cup season had thrown him into the Springbok mix, but he was not selected on Sunday for South Africa's end-of-year tour to Europe. 

Carr currently has five Test caps to his name since making his debut back in 2014.

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