Leicester Tigers clearout: Two players leave with immediate effect

Leicester Tigers have agreed terms with prop Facundo Gigena and second-row Blake Enever, releasing the pair from their contracts with the club.

Enever joined Tigers in July 2020 from Australian Super Rugby team the Brumbies and has made six appearances since his debut against Bath at Mattioli Woods Welford Road in August last year. 

He will now return to Australia. Speaking about the departure of Enever, Tigers head coach Steve Borthwick said: “We thank Blake for his efforts while part of the club and wish him well in his next chapter.

“It hasn’t played-out how we originally hoped and, in these early stages of a new journey, we are making tough decisions for long-term benefit of the club and re-shaping the squad in the way we believe best suits us moving forward.

“This decision would not have been taken if we not had the faith in depth we have in the second-row ranks at Tigers, as well as the plans we have in place to add to our group from next season and beyond.”

Gigena joined Tigers in January 2018 from Argentinian Super Rugby team the Jaguares.

The loose-head missed part of the 2019/20 Gallagher Premiership campaign after having to return to South America due to visa issues before returning to Tigers midway through the season’s restart..

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