Ross Filipo heads home to New Zealand from Wasps

Ross Filipo

London Wasps lock Ross Filipo has returned home to New Zealand and is likely to play there next season.

The Premiership club tweetedexternal-link that the former All Black had asked to go home for personal reasons.

Filipo, 33, joined Wasps on a two-year contract from French club Bayonne in April last year.

Injuries restricted him to just 15 appearances for the club during the 2011-12 season, but he scored three tries in the games he was fit to play.