Leicester Tigers confirm their ‘new-look’ Premiership squad

Leicester Tigers have confirmed the club’s senior and development squads for the remainder of the 2019/20 season.

The New Look Leicester squads include 22 additions who have joined the club or made the step up to senior rugby from the Tigers academy during the postponement period.

As well as the new faces in the playing ranks, the club’s New Look coaching team includes head coach Steve Borthwick and assistant coaches Aled Walters and Rob Taylor.

Still to join the squad are outside-backs Kini Murimurivalu and Kobus Van Wyk.

SENIOR SQUAD – FORWARDS

Blake EneverCalum GreenCharlie ClareCyle BrinkDan ColeEllis Genge, Facundo Gigena, Hanro LiebenbergHarry WellsJake KerrJoe HeyesJordan CoghlanJordan Taufua, Luke Wallace, Nephi Leatigaga, Ryan Bower, Sam Lewis, Shalva Mamukashvili, Tom Youngs (c), Tomas LavaniniTommy Reffell

SENIOR SQUAD – BACKS

Ben WhiteBen Youngs, David Williams, George Ford (vc), George Worth, Guy Porter, Harry PotterHarry SimmonsJaco TauteJohnny McPhillipsJordan Olowofela, Kini Murimurivalu, Kobus Van Wyk, Matt ScottNemani NadoloSam Aspland-RobinsonTom HardwickZack Henry

DEVELOPMENT SQUAD

Archie VanesCameron HendersonDan KellyEmeka IlioneFreddie StewardGeorge MartinHarry GlynnHenri LavinJack RowntreeJack Van PoortvlietJames WhitcombeJoe BrowningJonny LawKit Smith, Oliver Chessum, Ollie AshworthOsman DimenSam EdwardsTaylor GoughThom Smith ,Tom Manz


LIST | Players who should feature for England in 2021

Eddie Jones has some fantastic young players gunning for a place in his England squad.

Ben Curry, Sale Sharks

Twin brother of Tom, he was called up to the senior England squad by Eddie Jones for their 2017 summer tour of Argentina, but did not make an appearance on the tour. The former England U20 captain never lets Sale down and certainly wouldn’t let his country down if given the call.

Ollie Thorley, Gloucester

He made his debut for the Cherry & Whites in 2013 as a 17-year-old, partnering World Cup winner Mike Tindall in the centre of an LV= Cup match, and has since gone on to prove himself as one of the brightest talents at Kingsholm. A World Rugby U20 Championship winner in 2016, Thorley has pace, power and an eye for the try line.

Gabriel Ibitoye, Harlequins

He was called into the senior England training squad during the 2019 Six Nations and he was one of four nominees for player of the tournament at the Under-20 World Championship. The powerful, quick wing is stocky with a low centre of gravity, a devastating turn of pace and electric feet. This is also looking like it could be his breakthrough campaign for him at Harlequins.

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