Rieder re-signs with Wasps

Date published: February 28 2017

Wasps have announced that back-row Alex Rieder has signed a new contract with the Premiership club ahead of the 2017/18 season.

Rieder, whose versatility allows him to play anywhere in the back-row, joined Wasps ahead of the 2015/16 campaign and has made 24 appearances for the club, including 17 appearances already this season.

Since arriving at Wasps, Rieder has continued to demonstrate the form that led to him being nominated for Championship Player of the Year in 2014/15.

Speaking about extending his stay at Wasps, he said: “To be able to extend my contract at Wasps is a great honour. To not only be able to play for a club with such an amazing history, but also to potentially contribute to it, is a privilege.

“The past couple of years have been the highlight of my career and the opportunity to help the squad try to push for silverware, whilst playing alongside some of the best players in the world, has been and will continue to be a dream come true.”

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young added: “Alex is a really valuable member of our squad and we’re delighted he has re-committed to the club. You always know what you are going to get from Alex; he carries strongly, creates opportunities in attack and is physical in defence. He’s industrious around the pitch, always giving you 100 percent in his performances, and he’s really stepped up for us every time he has worn the Wasps shirt, particularly during the international period.”