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Freddie Burns unhappy with Leicester Tigers departure

  • Freddie Burns says he is unhappy at the way his move to Bath was handled
  • The 26-year-old will return to his first club with George Ford going the other way
  • Burns joined Tigers from Gloucester in 2014
Freddie Burns has revealed his disappointment at the way he was told it would be best for him to leave Leicester Tigers and sign for Bath.

Burns is being replaced by George Ford at Welford Road next term, with the former going in the other direction to the Recreation Ground.

“I am really happy but I would be lying if I said I was happy with how it came about,” Burns told BBC Radio Leicester.


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“I had a year on my contract. I’m a man of integrity and wanted to see it out.

“The direction the club wanted to go in was told to me and then I made the best decision to go home and represent my childhood club,” he added.

“Everything keeps moving and I am really excited. I am disappointed with the way it came about and the way it was dealt with, but you cannot affect those things sometimes and you have to crack on.”



I have a lot of motivation in the last part of the season,” he explained.

“Hopefully I can make it a successful one and I can leave with my held up high and with people thinking a lot of me.”