Wasps confirm signing of Italy international hooker Carlo Festuccia from Zebre

Last Updated: 02/09/13 10:46am

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Carlo Festuccia: Joins Wasps from Zebre

Carlo Festuccia: Joins Wasps from Zebre

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Wasps have confirmed the signing of Italy hooker Carlo Festuccia from Italian RaboDirect PRO12 side Zebre.

The 33-year-old has won 54 caps for the Azzurri and provides valuable experience to the Londoners' front row options.

Wasps rugby director David Young told the club's official website: "We needed to add another hooker to the squad because there is no way we could go an entire season with just two players in an important position like that.

"Nathan Morris has gone on loan at London Welsh because we felt as a young hooker that that was better for his development, so it's a great bonus to bring in Carlo, who has such strong experience."

Festuccia added: "I have played in the PRO12 and the (French) Top 14 and always wanted to compete in the English Premiership, so this is an exciting move for me."

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