About Wasps

An overview of Wasps and their history


In 147 years, Wasps have played at numerous grounds; from Finchley Road to Loftus Road, from Hampstead Heath to High Wycombe. In 1923, Wasps found a permanent ground by moving to Sudbury, which was to be their home for 73 years. The dawn of professional rugby meant they were on the move, firstly to Loftus Road to share with Queens Park Rangers before - in 2002 - moving to Adams Park, where they shared with Wycombe Wanderers.

Wasps' wandering days are over with perhaps the most exciting development in our history. We are thrilled that Wasps can call the Ricoh Arena their home.

This is a fantastic opportunity to put Wasps back at the top of English and European rugby union, heights they have scaled before.

One of the best known names in English rugby. Wasps are the last English club to have been crowned European Champions and have won six league titles.

In 2004, Wasps achieved a remarkable double, being crowned European and English Champions in the same season. The Club has also won the Anglo Welsh Cup and Parker Pen Challenge Cup. Between 1999 and 2009 Wasps reached 10 finals and won each of them.

Wasps compete in the Aviva Premiership, European Rugby Champions Cup and LV=Cup. Dai Young is our Director of Rugby and England international James Haskell is our captain, supported by vice captains Chris Bell and Matt Mullan.