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Leicester Tigers: Two England stars sign on, one set to leave

England centre Manu Tuilagi has missed the deadline to accept new terms at Leicester Tigers, according to the Mail Online.

Players were offered amended terms as a result of the Premiership salary cap being reduced from 2021-22.

There were fears that numerous senior Tigers players could leave the club if they decide not to sign new deals at Welford Road.

However, it is suggested that George Ford and Ellis Genge have penned last-minute deals to remain at Welford Road while Tuilagi is thought to still be in talks.


The England duo had been among a group of stars rebelling against pay cuts.

Both would have been free to leave had they not penned new terms on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, BBC Radio Leicester understands Tigers forward Tomas Lavanini has also agreed to STAY at the club.

The Argentina international was widely rumoured to be leaving Welford Road, but it’s understood a language issue was resolved which meant he signed a new deal.

There is no fresh news on fan favourite fullback Telusa Veainu, who has been linked with moves to France and Japan.

Tigers are 11th in the Premiership but not in danger of relegation this season as Saracens have already been demoted to next season’s Championship because of salary cap breaches.


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