REPORTS | Leicester Tigers set to sign Saracens pair for next season - Ruck

REPORTS | Leicester Tigers set to sign Saracens pair for next season

Leicester Tigers are set to pull off the incredible double signing of Saracens stars Alex Lewington and Nick Isiekwe, according to RugbyPass.

Leicester, Gloucester, and Sale Sharks have been in negotiations for the highly-rated 21-year-old Isiekwe for a number of months now.

But Leicester have reportedly won the race to sign the lock on loan.

Isiekwe made his Saracens debut aged 18 and a mere year later was earning his first international cap for England.

Meanwhile, Lewington is set to return to where his career began on a permanent basis.

He departed Tigers in 2013 as a lightweight winger who had failed to make his mark after progressing through the clubs academy.


Since then, he’s bulked up a bit but kept his speed, developing into one of the Premiership’s most deadly finishers for Saracens, who he joined following successful stints with Nottingham and London Irish.

Bringing him back to Welford Road would be a great piece of business.

LIST | 5 world-class players who rejected Leicester Tigers

Leicester Tigers are one of the biggest clubs in the world and it is hard for any rugby player to reject a chance to play in a historic club like Tigers.

However, there have been some truly world class rugby stars s who have rejected the opportunity to ply their trade at Welford Road.

1. Damian McKenzie

The All Blacks star was reportedly in ‘advanced talks’ with Tigers over a proposed move in 2017 according to The Rugby Paper. When asked about the transfer, the 22-year-old avoided the question, which only fuelled speculation, but the deal was never complete with McKenzie eventually signing a new deal to stay in New Zealand.