Joe Launchbury signs contract extension at London Wasps

Launchbury signs contract extension
England forward starlet Joe Launchbury signs a three-year contract extension to commit his future to London Wasps until 2015.

Young forward Joe Launchbury has signed a new contract with London Wasps, committing his future to the club until 2015.

Launchbury earned a call-up to Stuart Lancaster's England squad this week following a string of fine performances for Wasps this season.

The 21-year-old is a versatile forward that has played 33 times for Wasps in a variety of positions including lock and blindside flanker.

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young has declared that he is delighted to secure Launchbury's services on a long-term basis.

He told the club's official website: "This is fantastic news for us and it is a huge signing for the club.

"It gives a real shot in the arm to all of our players and coaches as it's a vote of confidence in what we are trying to do here.

"I am sure our supporters will be over the moon that someone of Joe's quality has signed on for the foreseeable future."

Launchbury will win his first international cap this weekend if he makes an appearance in the opening Autumn Test against Fiji at Twickenham.

Tom Palmer
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