Josh Bassett rugby player
Josh Bassett rugby player

Josh Bassett

17th Mar 1992 1.90m/92kg Right Wing

Bassett joined Wasps ahead of the 2013/14 season.

Following injuries to Christian Wade and Tom Varndell who were joint top try-scorers in the 2012/13 season, Bassett was immediately thrown into the mix, scoring four tries and making 15 appearances for the Club.

An England U20s graduate, Bassett topped the RFU Championship try-scoring charts during the 2011/12 season with 14, and was in excellent form again the season after scoring a multitude of tries.

He also represented the RFU Championship XV against the New Zealand Maori in Doncaster in November 2013 and described facing the New Zealand Maori Haka as one of his favourite experiences so far.

Bassett began playing rugby at Ampthill RUFC and studied for a Sports and Exercise Science degree at the University of Bedfordshire.

Opportunities were somewhat limited over the last two seasons, but whenever given the chance to pull on the Black and Gold Bassett impressed and this season the winger has been a regular for Wasps.

After 65 appearances and 26 tries for Wasps, Bassett became the latest player to sign a new contract with the club ahead of the 2018 season.

As of the 2018/2019 Champions Cup, Bassett has had 12 European Cups appearances scoring 7 tries and 35 points.

(LS January 25, 2018)
ML 9/10/18

Career

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2019 - present
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