Wasps have announced the signing of Charlie Matthews for the coming season.
The 26-year-old second row makes the move from Harlequins to the Ricoh Arena.
“Despite still being relatively young, Charlie has plenty of Premiership and European experience under his belt," commented Director of rugby Dai Young on the signing.
“He is a proven operator who has performed well against us on a number of occasions, so when we heard Matt Symons was leaving he was an obvious target.
“With Joe Launchbury, James Gaskell, Kearnan Myall and Will Rowlands already in the squad we are well-blessed with second rows and adding Charlie to that group further increases competition for places.
“We believe Charlie has untapped potential which we hope our coaches will help him to achieve. We look forward to his arrival and to working with him over the coming months.”
Matthews has appeared 163 times for his current club since making his debut against Newcastle in 2009 aged just 18.
The 6ft 7 lock has won England Saxons honours after also representing his country at age-group level.