Lonodon Welsh's New Zealand World Cup winning scrum half Piri Weepu has quit London Welsh to join Aviva Premiership rivals Wasps until the end of the season.

Weepu, has been released from his contract with the struggling Exiles and will join up with the Wasps squad for the remainder of the 2014/15 campaign, ahead of his move to French club Oyonnax next season.

With 71 test caps for the All Blacks to his name, including a World Cup win in 2011, Weepu will add a wealth of experience to the Wasps squad.

With injuries to Charlie Davies and Jack Moates, he will provide competition and backup for Joe Simpson at scrum half.