BREAKING: Harry Potter to exit Leicester Tigers with immediate effect - Ruck

BREAKING: Harry Potter to exit Leicester Tigers with immediate effect

Leicester Tigers have confirmed that Harry Potter will leave the club in the summer.

The 25-year-old will leave after mutual agreement between the player and club for an early release from his contract to return to Australia.

Potter played for Sydney University, the NSW Country Eagles and Melbourne Rising in Australia’s National Rugby Championship before joining the Melbourne Rebels in 2019.

The outside back joined Tigers in the summer of 2020 and made 67 appearances after debuting in August 2020.

Potter started the 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership Final victory over Saracens.

Discussing his time at the club, Potter said: “I am incredibly grateful to have been a part of this club for the past three years and to have shared in spectacular memories with everyone involved at Leicester Tigers.”

“What this club has given me is far more than I could have ever imagined, not to mention winning a Premiership.

“I owe the coaches a huge thank you, to be at the club while Tigers rose back to the top is so much down to them and I thank them for their mentorship and relentless hard work, in particular Steve for having faith and giving me the opportunity and helping shape the player I now am.

“The other staff in offices, gyms and on the grounds, make this club so strong and I appreciate everything they have done to have helped create this incredible experience.

“To our Chairman Peter TomTom Scott and the board, as well as all of the partners and sponsors, it has been an honour to be involved with what has been implemented over the past few seasons at Leicester Tigers.

“What makes this club even more great is the fans and the unbeatable place to play and the feeling of running out at Mattioli Woods Welford Road; the stamping above your head on the stands is truly unique. The Tigers Family have welcomed me and every single supporter makes this club so enjoyable to play for, which I will miss being able to do – in front of the loudest and best crowd in the world.

“My teammates have been a bunch of guys that make up a proper team, being able to go out there with this group was a huge privilege and particularly when we win, a lot of fun.

“I am exited for what’s next in my rugby career but also look forward to watching Leicester Tigers continue to go from strength to strength.”

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Rob Baxter

Rob Baxter, who guided the Devon-based club from the Championship to European champions in 10 years has done this largely with a core of players that have come through the academy at Exeter.

With this season’s club performance not at the level of previous years, it may be time for him to move on and into the Test game in the near futuree.

Although Baxter joined the England coaching team for the summer tour to Argentina and Uruguay in March 2013, he has no experience outside of Exeter. “I would be happy to have a chat about what the role is, how they see it working and what their plans and ambitions are,” Baxter said of the England job back in December.

“Unless you know what it is, it’s hard to say yes or no to anything. At the same time, I’m not looking for another job! I’m very happy here,” he added.

Rob Baxter, Director of Rugby of Exeter Chiefs looks dejected after losing during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Match between Bristol Bears and Exeter Chiefs at Ashton Gate on 20 May. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK