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Wasps sign Marcus Watson, Ben Harris and TJ Harris for next season

Wasps have announced the signings of Newcastle pair Marcus Watson and Ben Harris for next season.

The Aviva Premiership leaders have also confirmed the arrival of hooker Antonio 'TJ' Harris from Championship club Nottingham ahead of the 2017-18 campaign.

Watson, a 25-year-old winger who helped the Great Britain sevens squad win an Olympic silver medal at last summer's Rio Games, is the brother of England international Anthony Watson, while prop Harris has impressed during a short-term loan stint with the club.

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young said: "M arcus Watson will be another exciting addition to our back line.

"Everyone has seen how Wasps like to play rugby.

"We always want an exciting back three, with pace on the wing, as we feel we have great distributors in our inside backs, so we want to make sure we have deadly finishers to execute the chances they create.

"Marcus certainly fits into that category brilliantly, as he has shown already at international level on the sevens circuit and in the Premiership.

"W e are pleased to bolster our front-row options for next season with the addition of Ben Harris and TJ Harris.

"We already know a lot about Ben, and believe he has real potential at this level. TJ Harris has also impressed us in the Championship, and we think he still has lots of growth in him."

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