Aviva Premiership

Festuccia to leave Wasps

Former Italy international Carlo Festuccia is to leave Premiership side Wasps at the end of the season.

Hooker Festuccia joined Wasps from Zebre in 2013 and his physical, all-action style has made him a firm fans' favourite.

The forward, who played 54 times for the Azzurri, has made over 60 appearances for Wasps and is set to decide on his future in the coming weeks.

"I have really enjoyed my time at Wasps," he told the club's official website. 

"We have worked really hard over the last three years to bring Wasps back to where it should be and it is great to see the progress the club has made under [owner] Derek [Richardson] and [director of rugby] Dai [Young] during that time.

"I'd like to thank all the boys here at Wasps. We have a great atmosphere within this squad and I have really enjoyed spending the last three years here as part of this team."

Festuccia will hope to leave a Premiership champion, with Wasps guaranteed a place in the season-ending play-offs.