Sam Harrison will depart Leicester Tigers in the New Year, with the 29-year-old deciding to pursue career opportunities away from professional rugby in Australia.
The scrum-half has made 172 appearances for the club since his debut as an 18-year-old against Treviso in the 2008/09 season.
Speaking about the decision to leave his only professional club, Harrison admitted to mixed emotions.
“It’s a very strange feeling, Leicester Tigers has been my home for almost 15 years,” said Harrison.
Leicester Tigers scrum-half Sam Harrison will leave the club in the New Year, with the 29-year-old deciding to pursue career opportunities away from professional rugby in Australia.https://t.co/LASqr0mViw— Leicester Tigers (@LeicesterTigers) October 24, 2019
“You could call it a job or a profession, but it has been more than that for me and I’ve been so lucky to be able to do it for my hometown club.”
Looking back on his time as a Tigers player, Harrison admits he has seen a lot of change during more than a decade at Oval Park and Welford Road.
“I won’t accept that I am old just yet, I’ll only confess to being older,” he said through the wry smile he has carried with him since arriving as a teenager.