London Wasps sign Tommy Bell from Sale Sharks

Sale Sharks fly-half Tommy Bell has completed a deal to join Premiership rivals Wasps.

The 19-year-old, currently with the England Under-20 squad heading to South Africa for the Junior World Cup, will link up with older brother and centre Chris at Adams Park.

The Sharks academy product scored 234 points in 21 Championship games during a loan spell with Leeds last term.

Predominantly a fly-half, Bell can also operate at full-back and centre.

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young said:  "As a young English player with huge potential, we are delighted to welcome Tommy to the squad.

"He has impressed up at Leeds last season and he'll provide us with excellent options across the backline."

Bell added: "I've really enjoyed my time at Sale Sharks and want to thank all of the academy staff who have helped me develop.

"Playing regularly this season in the Championship with Leeds has allowed me to kick-on, and I'm excited about joining up with Wasps this summer for the next phase of my career.

"For now though my focus is on the Junior World Championships."