Wasps bring in fly-half Hughes

Date published: September 26 2014

Wasps have reached A player exchange agreement with Championship team Yorkshire Carnegie for the services of fly-half Glyn Hughes.

Following the long-term injury to Ruaridh Jackson, Dai Young has moved to bolster his options in the number 10 jersey.

Hughes will move south while winger Jonah Holmes returns to Headingley Carnegie, where he spent last season on loan.

22-year-old Hughes has started the first three games of the season for Yorkshire Carnegie but will move to Wasps with immediate effect for the remainder of the season following the ACL knee injury suffered by Jackson against Northampton Saints.

Hughes signed for Yorkshire Carnegie last season from Moseley having begun his career in the Northampton Saints academy.

An accomplished goal kicker, the Stevenage-born fly-half has scored 261 points in 28 appearances for Carnegie. He scored in all but three of his 25 games in his first season and finished as the team’s top points scorer with 244.

Holmes was a firm favourite at Carnegie last season where he made 25 appearances and finished the season with 15 tries including eleven in the Championship. Having emerged through the Wasps Academy, Holmes has made 10 appearances for the club in total but is yet to feature this season. He has previously played at London Welsh and Henley Hawks on loan from Wasps and can cover full back and scrum half.

“Following Ruaridh’s injury we were light at fly-half and Glyn will provide us some much-needed options at ten,” said Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young.

“He comes highly recommended by Chris Gibson at Yorkshire Carnegie and I’m looking forward to seeing what he can do in black and gold.”

Yorkshire Carnegie Director of Rugby Chris Gibson, said, “We are delighted to welcome Jonah back to the club after he made such an impression last season. This is a great opportunity for Glyn to join a Premiership club and it is a deal which benefits both clubs and crucially aids the development of both young players.”