Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the London Wasps have completed the signing of winger James Short on loan from fellow Aviva Premiership side and London neighbors Saracens FC till the end of the season to ease the injury woes that has shattered almost all of their back line in recent weeks.
The 24 year old has not been playing for the Aviva Premiership leaders this season and has been turning out for the Rugby Football Union Championship club the Bedford Blues on dual registration terms and has been a revelation for them in the English second division as the Blues fight to secure promotion to the Premiership.
Dai Young, the Director of Rugby for the London Wasps stated that the club has been very unlucky in recent months with several injury problems and that too, to key players in the team’s backline and added that with the addition of James Short, it gives some of the versatile back players the chance to fill up in other areas where they are lacking as well.
He also added that Short is a very experienced player, someone who has Premiership experience behind him having played for Saracens FC and so the club is very pleased to have him for the rest of the season.
The back players that the Wasps have on the treatment table at the moment include England wing man Christian Wade, Ben Jacobs at centre, Andrea Masi, the Italian international centre as well as Hugo Southwell at full back.
Short made his debut for Saracens FC back in 2010 and has 11 tries in 51 appearances. Speaking about the move, Sarries boss Mark McCall stated that Short is a talented winger and it is important for his and the club’s future that he gets regular games in the Premiership.