Johnston leaves Wasps

Wasps have confirmed that Samoan prop James Johnston has left the club and will pursue alternative options.

Johnston was injured with Samoa during the build-up to the Rugby World Cup and subsequent injuries mean he hasn’t been able to train fully or play a first team game during his five months with Wasps.

Wasps’ Director of Rugby Dai Young said: “It is unfortunate that James has not been able to train regularly since joining the club, as we were really looking forward to seeing the impact he could make in a Wasps’ shirt.

"Unfortunately for both parties, this couldn’t happen and he leaves with our very best wishes for his next steps.”

Johnston has previously played for Harlequins and Saracens in the Premiership and has 14 caps for his country.