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Italy's Festuccia returns to Wasps on short-term deal

Carlo Festuccia Credit: PA

Former Italy, Wasps and Zebre hooker, Carlo Festuccia, has re-joined Wasps on a short-term contract until the end of the 2016/17.

The 36-year-old made more than 60 appearances for Wasps during his time at the club between 2013 and 2016.

He returns to provide cover after injuries to Tom Cruse and George Edgson, with Tommy Taylor named in England’s 34-man-squad for the RBS 6 Nations.

“I'm really pleased to return to the Wasps’ environment after three fantastic years with the club. It has been great to see the team doing really well this year and I'm very happy to help them until the end of the season. I have enjoyed being back home in Italy, but it has been a very tough six months on the rugby side. I wish Zebre the very best for the rest of the season and I look forward to meeting back up with the Wasps’ squad and Wasps fans.”

– Carlo Festuccia

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Wasps dominate in Champions Cup

The final score was 82-14 Credit: PA

The final score was 82-14, the Wasps thrashing the Italian side, Zebre in the European Rugby Champions Cup.

The many tries for the home side came from Miller, Cooper-Woolley, Simpson, Halai, Johnson, Daly, Launchbury, Bassett, Gaskell and Robson. Ruzza scored two for the away team.

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