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Captain Launchbury signs new Wasps deal

England lock Joe Launchbury has signed a new contract with Premiership side Wasps.

The long-serving captain was linked with a move to Sale Sharks at the start of this year, but Wasps insisted he was going nowhere.

Launchbury has now committed his future to a club where he has spent 10 seasons, making 142 appearances.

The 28-year-old is optimistic Dai Young’s men can challenge for honours after agreeing to extend his stay.

“Wasps have been great to me and I will forever have an association with the club,” said Launchbury.

“There have been some special moments during the past 10 years and I want to create more of those over the coming seasons.

“We have a good young squad, and I think we’re now starting to see young players coming through the system which a crucial cog in any elite club.

“With a fantastic home ground at Ricoh Arena and our own high-performance training base being built, the future certainly looks very bright.

“Hopefully as a club we keep developing and growing more and more Premiership-class players, and compete for silverware moving forward.”

Wasps did not disclose the length of the deal agreed by the uncompromising forward, who has 62 England caps to his name.

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