Leicester Tigers have confirmed that Tom Hardwick is no longer a member of the club.
Hardwick, who has been linked to Bristol and Gloucester by The Rugby Paper, has made 32 senior appearances for Tigers since his senior debut in 2017.
In a statement, they said: “The 21-year-old departs with immediate effect and will play no further part in the 2020/21 season.”
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3. Richie McCaw
“I’ve been on the field with some of the great captains, John Smit, Sam Warburton and Richie McCaw,” said Barnes.
“Richie always had the knack of asking the right question at the right time, sometimes it felt like I was losing a little bit of control.
“Contrary to popular belief, he didn’t talk a lot on the field. He knew the law book inside out and so when he asked a question, he often had a point.”