Waldouck named Wasps Vice-Captain after pledging future
Wasps star centre Dominic Waldouck has been named as a vice-captain for the London Club just days after penning a new three year deal.
Waldouck, 22, will be one of two men to support club captain Tom Rees -the other being Tom Webber -and will succeed experienced duo Phil Vickery and Serge Betsen in assisting the skipper.
Wasps director of Rugby Tony Hanks, who was in high praise of the pair, said: “Both Dom and Rob have developed through our Academy ranks and are now highly regarded as central senior figures who have taken on increasing roles of responsibility behind the scenes.
“There is a great respect level for both these players across the squad and management and along with Tom Rees and we feel we have a great leadership force.”
He also was keen to praise the work done by both Vickery and Betsen.
“Our thanks also go to last year’s Vice Captains Phil Vickery and Serge Betsen who have been, and continue to be exceptional leaders around the Club,” he added.
“They set a strong example both on and off the field last season and have fully encouraged and supported the appointment of Waldouck and Webber alongside our Captain.”
Waldouck’s appointment comes after a stellar year for the young centre following a call-up to England’s Elite Performance Squad.
“His performances on the domestic stage last season enabled him to show his ability and potential on the international scene with England in the summer – duly rewarded with a place in the Elite squad.
“We are delighted to retain the services of such a high calibre player. Dom is one of our most consistent performers and has developed his game alongside fellow centres Steve Kefu and Ben Jacobs this season.
Hanks added: “It is good news for all in black and gold that he has shown that commitment to the Club for the next three years.”
Waldouck and Wasps open their Aviva Premiership campaign against Harlequins at Twickenham as part of the opening day double header.