Tim Cardall signs with Wasps

Former Prince William School rugby player, Tim Cardall has signed with Wasps in a move that advances his promising professional career.

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Tim began playing at Oundle Town Rugby Club when he was only five. He was scouted by the Saints development programme while playing for Oundle, where he progressed through the system to the point where he signed a professional contract with the Saints in March 2015.

While attending Prince William School, Tim played Sunday rugby at OTRC. He said: “It had a huge role. Without Oundle Town I wouldn’t be where I am now.”

His time there earned Tim a spot in the East Midlands U16 trials, from where he was selected to the Midlands U16 squad, and eventually a place on the England U16 squad.

Impressive performances for England U16s led to a place in the England U17s, and after notable performances, including a man of the match performance against France, he was placed in the
England U18s trials.

At the time Tim was also playing on the Saints U18 team, where he was offered a professional contract after a string of good performances.

The following year Tim relocated to Nottingham Trent University where he then played for Nottingham Rugby Club in the Championship, as well as for the university. It was here that Tim impressed the Wasps, as shown by winning England student honours last season.

Tim signed with Wasps in January 2018. Tim said: “I was very, very shocked to hear that Wasps were interested in me. They are one of the best teams in Europe and having the chance to go and play and train here was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down.”

Tim is currently in the Senior Academy, and has made appearances for Wasps in the A League and the Anglo-Welsh cup. He is working to secure a position in the Senior Squad.

“I look to push on into the Wasps team and hopefully play a number of premiership and European games for them. I know there are aspects of my game that I am always trying to improve on.”

Alfie Peterson
December 2018