BREAKING: Leicester confirm the signing of Cokanasiga - Ruck

BREAKING: Leicester confirm the signing of Cokanasiga

Leicester Tigers have confirmed that Phil Cokanasiga to the club ahead of the 2022/23 season.

The versatile back will make the move to Leicester from London Irish.

Capable of playing at inside or outside centre, as well as in the outside-backs, Cokanasiga has previously represented England at Under-18 and Under-20 levels.

He made his professional debut during the 2019/20 season after graduating from the London Irish academy, featuring in both the Gallagher Premiership and European Challenge Cup in his first season.

The 20-year-old is the younger brother of England international Joe and was a member of the England Under-20s squad who recorded a Grand Slam at the 2021 Six Nations.

Discussing the move with Leicestertigers.com, Cokanasiga said: “Everybody knows how big Leicester Tigers is as a club and where things are going, how they are improving, it is something that is exciting to be able to a part of.

“In my first chat with Steve Borthwick, he was really direct and kept it really simple and I appreciate that.

“I see myself as a ball carrier first and, with Fijian blood, I have been blessed with a bit of footwork, so I want to be able to add to the team with that and more.

“I just want to contribute however I can and I am excited about the chance.”

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