Springboks forward Nizaam Carr joins Wasps as injury cover
Last Updated: 30/10/17 10:39am
South Africa international Nizaam Carr has joined Wasps on a three-month contract as injury cover.
The 26-year-old, who can play across the back row, was part of the Western Province side that won the Currie Cup on Saturday.
Carr has won five caps for the Springboks but missed out on selection for their autumn Tests against Ireland, France, Italy and Wales.
He is due to link up with Wasps this week.
Wasps director of rugby Dai Young said: "We are pleased to be able to bring a player with international experience like Nizaam into the squad to bolster our back row options.
"Having lost Alex Rieder to a dislocated shoulder and with Ashley Johnson no longer being a back row option due to injuries at hooker, we have become pretty threadbare in that area.
"Nizaam has a strong reputation for his defence, athleticism and linking play and I'm sure he will prove himself a valuable addition to the squad even on a short-term basis.
"We look forward to welcoming him to the club."
They host Newcastle Falcons in their opening Anglo-Welsh Cup fixture on Saturday.