Wasps tie up promising props

Wasps starlets Simon McIntyre and Alec Hepburn have extended their contracts with the London club.

The props, 21 and 19 respectively, are developing fast with McIntyre racking up 25 appearances for the first XV since joining in the summer of 2011.

Director of Rugby Dai Young said: "We've got a number of good front-row prospects at the Club and our challenge is to nurture these players through into our senior squad.

"Simon has already proved himself to be a very talented player for us and he's making excellent progress, while Alec is a young player who is highly rated and I'm looking forward to seeing what he can do when he's back from injury."

Academy product Hepburn appeared in all ten games for the England U20 squad in 2011 and will be pushing for his first senior start when he returns to full training.