Rugby

Wasps sign 6-foot-4, 101kg Maori All Black

2018-05-14 17:34
Ambrose Curtis (File)

Cape Town - English club Wasps have announced the signing of Maori All Black Ambrose Curtis.

According to the RugbyPass website, the 26-year-old wing-cum-fullback will arrive in Coventry ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.

Curtis will be the third New Zealand-born player to join the club for the new campaign, joining flyhalf Lima Sopoaga and flank Brad Shields and will bring the club's Kiwi group of players up to four with Jimmy Gopperth already at the club.

Curtis’ powerful 6-foot-4, 101kg frame has made a mark in New Zealand’s domestic Mitre 10 over the last five seasons, initially for Wellington then since 2015 for Manawatu.

He has also represented New Zealand on the international sevens circuit and at under-20 level in the 2012 World Cup.

Dai Young said: “We continually seek to strengthen our squad, and we believe Ambrose’s signing does exactly that. He has done well in New Zealand’s domestic competition and also for the Maori All Blacks.

Curtis capped off a great first year as an All Black sevens player by being named the IRB Sevens Rookie of the Year.

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