Exeter Chiefs sign controversial former Leicester Tigers fly-half - Ruck

Exeter Chiefs sign controversial former Leicester Tigers fly-half

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…

BRISTOL BEARS

Richard Lane (full back), Jonathan Benz-Salomon (prop), Max Green (scrum half)

EXETER CHIEFS

Tom Hardwick (outside half)

HARLEQUINS

Rhys Litterick (prop), Nathan Jibulu (hooker)

LEICESTER TIGERS

Chris Ashton (wing), Sean Jansen (back row)

LEINSTER RUGBY

Thomas Connolly (prop), Rory McGuire (prop), Charlie Tector (outside half)

MUNSTER RUGBY

Alex McHenry (centre)

STADE ROCHELAIS

Kavekini Tabu (back row)

STADE TOULOUSAIN

Ruben Maka (scrum half)

ULSTER

Shea O’Brien (full back)

UNION BORDEAUX-BEGLES

Jules Gimbert (scrum half), Christophe Kaiser (scrum half), Maama Vaipulu (back row)

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