Former Leicester Tigers back Tom Hardwick has been signed by a a Premiership rival as it was confirmed on Friday that Exeter Chiefs have registered him to play in the Heineken Champions Cup.
The playmaker was released by the club last year in an infamous statement that was only 45 words long.
Following a failed time in France, the 23-year-old fly-half/centre has another chance to potentially win a Premiership contract at Sandy Park.
An undoubtedly talented technician, Hardwick needs to get playing again after a stop start beginning to his professional rugby career.
Hardwick was named in the England under 20s squad for the 2018 World Rugby Under 20 Championship. He scored a try in the semi final win over South Africa, and played in the final, a 25 – 33 loss to France.
PLAYERS REGISTERED FOR EUROPEAN RUGBY:
The full list of players added by clubs for the remainder of the tournament is as followed…
Richard Lane (full back), Jonathan Benz-Salomon (prop), Max Green (scrum half)
Tom Hardwick (outside half)
Rhys Litterick (prop), Nathan Jibulu (hooker)
Chris Ashton (wing), Sean Jansen (back row)
Thomas Connolly (prop), Rory McGuire (prop), Charlie Tector (outside half)
Alex McHenry (centre)
Kavekini Tabu (back row)
Ruben Maka (scrum half)
Shea O’Brien (full back)
Jules Gimbert (scrum half), Christophe Kaiser (scrum half), Maama Vaipulu (back row)