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Wasps make double signing

Wasps have signed the Tongan international duo of prop Taione Vea and William Helu, who will offer director of rugby Dai Young options at wing and centre.

Vea, the 24-year-old cousin of Leicester lock Steve Mafi, made his Test debut this year and joins Wasps from North Harbour in New Zealand.

Helu, 27, has scored five tries in 15 Tests and he was part of the Tongan side that beat Scotland in Aberdeen last November.

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young said: "Both of these players will add important depth to the squad.

"Taione is a developing prop and he joins a group of young front row players here who are all pushing each other very hard.

"William is a hard running player who covers a few positions in the backline and we're looking forward to their arrival."


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