- England centre returns to Wasps from Brive on three year deal
- Boost for side day before St George’s game with Bath at Twickenham
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England and Lions centre Riki Flutey has re-signed for London Wasps as the side prepare for the St George’s Day game with Bath at Twickenham Stadium tomorrow.
The former Wasp, who was part of the Guinness Premiership winning side in 2008, departs Brive in France’s Top 14 has signed a three-year deal at Adams Park.
Flutey, 30, originally joined the Premiership side in 2007 and enjoyed two strong seasons in black and gold, collecting silverware and his first England cap in November 2008. Since then, he has earned 13 caps and made five appearances during the 2010 RBS 6 Nations.
He said: "I am delighted to be returning home to the UK and to London Wasps. I would like to thank Brive for the opportunity and experience, which I have enjoyed, but I am now fully focussed on getting my injury niggles behind me and getting back to my best level as a player.
"I have every desire to play to the best of my ability for both club and country and I believe I can really do that in the Wasps environment."
St George's Day clash with Bath
Flutey, who is currently sidelined with a shoulder injury, will join the squad in August and his return is a boost for Wasps as they prepare for the St George’s Day game against Bath in the Guinness Premiership at Twickenham Stadium tomorrow.
With Guinness Premiership semi-final and Heineken Cup places still up for grabs and both teams in form, the game promises to be a spectacular encounter.
Fourth placed Wasps have won their last three games in all competitions while sixth placed Bath are unbeaten in two and their 43-20 defeat at Leicester in their most recent away game snapped a four game winning streak on the road.
Through Wasps' official charity, the Dallaglio Foundation, the St George's Day game will also help raise money for Help for Heroes, an organisation that supports service personal injured in combat.
For more information, see the London Wasps website.
Seats are still available, with adults priced from £10 (subject to availability), so for ticket details and hospitality information, view the St George’s Day game Wasps v Bath event page.