Scotland internationalist Ruaridh Jackson has been handed an extension to his contract at Wasps despite the stand-off still being out through long term injury.

The Aviva Premiership club have announced that director of rugby Dai Young and seven players have put pen to paper to new deals.

Jackson is joined by Josh Bassett, Chris Bell, James Cannon, Carlo Festuccia, Simon McIntyre and Phil Swainston in committing to the English club.

Although the length of Jackson's contract has not been disclosed by Wasps, given that originally he was only there for this season it will be a big weight off the 26-year-old stand-off's mind.

After joining Wasps from Glasgow Warriors last summer, Jackson, who has 23 Scotland caps, played his part in the pre-season matches and then the league opener against Saracens at Twickenham in September.

Then, the following week against Northampton Saints at Adams Park in his home debut, disaster struck.

He had come off the bench to replace Andy Goode and everything was going well until, while his side were defending, he tried to quickly change direction and felt his knee give way.

He had suffered an ACL tear and is set to be out for another few months yet.

Since his injury occurred Wasps have moved their home ground from Adams Park in High Wycombe to Coventry's Ricoh Arena and over 28,000 attended their first match there just before Christmas.

On Jackson and others re-signing, Dai Young said: "It's fantastic to see so many of our current squad committing to the club and being excited to be part of Wasps future. I truly believe we have the potential to develop into a top four team over the next couple of seasons and we hope to be in a position to announce some new signings in the next couple of weeks."