Charlie Matthews made his Harlequins debut at the age of 18 in 2009

Wasps have signed lock Charlie Matthews from Harlequins for next season.

The 26-year-old, who has represented England Saxons, made 163 appearances for Quins following his debut against Newcastle in 2009.

Matthews said he was looking forward to a “new challenge” at the Coventry-based club having played his first game for Quins at the age of 18.

“I will always have fantastic memories and be very proud of my time at the club,” Matthews added.