27th Jun, 2022

TRANSFER - Wasps sign Scotland lock Kiran McDonald for next season

WASPS have announced the signing of Scottish lock Kiran McDonald, who will join the club next season from Glasgow Warriors.

The 6ft 8in lock has been called up to Scotland’s squad for this Saturday’s Six Nations clash with France at BT Murrayfield.

In June, McDonald was also included in Scotland’s squad for the Summer internationals, alongside current Wasps player Robin Hislop.

The 27-year-old has made nearly 50 appearances for Glasgow and made his Warriors debut in 63-0 win against Canada A in 2016.

Wasps Head Coach Lee Blackett said: “We are thrilled to be adding Kiran to our squad for 2022/23.

“We have been following his progress for the last couple of years and Kiran is currently enjoying his best season so far at Glasgow.

“Kiran is a great athlete with a lot of potential, he has the ability to play at six or second row, that flexibility will be vital for us over the course of next season.”

McDonald added: “I am very excited to be joining Wasps. The brand of rugby the club play is great to watch, and I am looking forward to being a part of the Wasps family.

“The ethos of the club is one that feels like a good fit for me, and I hope I can contribute to some exciting wins next season.

“I can’t wait to wait to feel the buzz at Coventry Building Society Arena next season!”

In November 2019 the Glaswegian enjoyed a night to remember, in a 50-0 victory over the Southern Kings at Scotstoun.

McDonald picked up the man-of-the-match award and the October Warrior of the Month prize following a sterling display.

And McDonald scored a vital 79th minute try to secure a bonus-point win over the Dragons in the Guinness Rainbow Cup in May 2021.

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