CONTRACT NEWS | Three Leicester stars sign new contracts

Leicester Tigers have agreed a new deals with back-rower Tommy Reffell outside-backs Jordan Olowofela and Sam Aspland-Robinson.

An age-grade representative and captain of Wales at Under-18 and Under-20 levels, Reffell has recommitted his future to Tigers over returning to his home nation following interest in the flanker’s signature from Welsh regions.

Since his debut towards the end of 2017, the openside flanker has made 24 senior appearances for Tigers.

Olowofela represented England at Under-20s level in 2018, playing a starring role in the run to the Junior World Cup Final.

The 22-year-old, capable of playing at centre, full-back or on the wing, has scored six senior tries.

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Meanwhile, an England Rugby age-grade representative, Aspland-Robinson was a member of the national Under-20s squad which won the 2017 Junior World Cup.

Capable of playing anywhere in the outside-backs, the versatile and reliable Aspland-Robinson extends his current deal which he re-signed in January of this year.


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LIST | 5 Englishmen who’ll represent other nations when rugby returns

1. Johnny Williams (Wales)

Place of birth: Weston-super-Mare

Back playing rugby following his cancer recovery, centre Johnny Williams is poised to exit Newcastle Falcons to join Scarlets, according to Wales Online. The 23-year-old made an appearance with the red rose on his chest only last year, starting inside-centre for an England XV against the Barbarians. And with a father from north Wales, Williams also qualifies to pull on the red jersey – with that sole appearance at Twickenham not committing him to England as it was an uncapped match.

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