London Wasps: Guy Thompson extends contract

Back-row forward Guy Thompson has become the latest player to extend his current contract with London Wasps.

The 27-year-old has impressed this season after joining from Jersey, scoring nine tries in 24 appearances.

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young said: "Guy's pace and handling skills make him a dangerous attacking threat."

Thompson joins 14 other Wasps players, including Christian Wade, Andrea Masi, Phil Swainston and Tom Varndell, who have recently signed new contracts.

It is club policy not to reveal details on length of contracts.

Thompson said: "All the boys are really buying into Dai's vision and it feels like we are all moving forwards.

"If we can get the result on Saturday [against Stade Francais in the second leg of the European Rugby Champions Cup play-off in Paris], we know we can push on and get Wasps back to where we all want to be."

Young continued: "I am sure Guy's game will continue to improve, playing alongside James Haskell, Ashley Johnson, Nathan Hughes, Sam Jones and Ed Jackson.

"It's positive to see so many players re-signing. Consistency is important as we continue to build and develop as a squad, complemented by a number of international new signings."