TWO college students have signed contracts with a Premiership rugby union team.

Archie McArthur and Greg Fisilau, students at City of Oxford College, have signed full-time senior academy contracts with Coventry-based Wasps.

The duo have also been included in the England under 18 squad this season.

The pair are part of the first year group to come through the Wasps Rugby ACE programme, run in partnership between the team and college.

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Archie, a loosehead prop who also boards at the college, said: “It’s been a challenging but hugely rewarding two years with the ACE programme.

“I’m extremely grateful for the support of all the staff and players on the ACE programme, as well as my family.

“Without their support I don’t think I’d have been afforded this opportunity.

“I can’t wait to get started in July and I’m looking forward to the next steps and challenges on the journey.”

Greg, a back rower who previously played at Oxford Harlequins RFC, where his father Keni coaches, added: “The support from the academy and the college has been second to none, and has given me the perfect opportunity to pursue my rugby alongside my education.

“I’d also like to thank my parents and family for all their support in getting me to this point.”