Blues snap up O’Conor and Lundberg on loan from Wasps

Alex Lundberg in action for Wasps. Picture (c)  Richard Lane Photography

Alex Lundberg in action for Wasps. Picture (c) Richard Lane Photography

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Bedford Blues have announced the loan signings of Wasps youngsters Piers O’Conor and Alex Lundberg ahead of the 2015/16 season.

The pair have already played on the Goldington Road turf when they were involved in the Mobbs Memorial fixture at the beginning of the month.

Piers O'Conor surges on for Wasps. Picture (c) Richard Lane Photography

Piers O'Conor surges on for Wasps. Picture (c) Richard Lane Photography

As well as that appearance, both players have been training with the first team at Wasps this season and were regular members in the clubs LV=Cup campaign earlier this year.

Speaking about the signings, head coach Mike Rayer said: “I watched Alex at Rosslyn Park last year and he was quite outstanding actually in the loose play; the next progression for him is Championship rugby after playing National one for a couple of years so we’re excited about that.

“Piers is a class act, he showed real ability against the Army in that fixture – even at 13 when he is predominantly a 15.

“He is currently in the England under 20 squad and when the opportunity came up for us it was a no-brainer; they are two quality youngsters and having them available for next year is a real bonus for us.”

These two loan signings from Wasps, as well as the 10 players who announced last week they will be at the club next year via either re-signing or joining from elsewhere, shows how quickly Rayer and his backroom staff are working to get the players he needs to build for next year.

And the Blues head coach promises it will not end there: “We feel we are getting there with the squad,” he said. “It’s always a busy time of the year and it just goes with the territory really.”