Leicester Tigers Women Boost Squad with England Capped Fly Half Ahead of Premier 15s Debut - Ruck

Leicester Tigers Women Boost Squad with England Capped Fly Half Ahead of Premier 15s Debut

Leicester Tigers Women have confirmed the signing of Megan Jones ahead of their Premier 15s debut in the 2023/24 season. The fly half has 12 caps for England, and joins the Tigers from Wasps. The 26-year-old has also represented Bristol Bears in the top flight of English Women’s rugby.

Despite having achieved 12 Red Roses caps, Jones was in fact born in Wales, and speaks Welsh fluently. Jones qualifies for England through her mother, which took her to the heights of the 2017 Rugby World Cup Final. Jones scored in the 2017 RWC semi-final victory over France, and started for England in the final against the New Zealand Black Ferns.

This is the second high profile Premier 15s transfer of the day, after newcomers Ealing Trailfinders confirmed the signing of Abby Dow from Harlequins. Speaking with the Leicester Tigers Official Club Website, Jones said;

‘I’m quite an instinctive player and love playing a running game close to the line. The contact aspect of the game is somewhere I thrive in which is probably not your typical fly-half response!’ 

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Having met her new teammates over the last couple of weeks, Jones added; “Everyone I’ve met so far have made me feel right at home and I cannot wait to get stuck in next season. I’m excited to see where this team can go in one of the best leagues in the world.” 

Leicester Tigers Head of Women’s Rugby Vicky Macqueen said; “We are really looking forward to Megan joining the group ahead of next season. She is an experienced international who has consistently shown that she thrives on the biggest stages, both across the Sevens and Fifteens game.

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“She offers both a cool head and spark of electricity to the backs and her versatility across the backline will be imperative ahead of our move into the Premier 15s. She is highly respected within the game and we believe she will add great value to the group, both as a personality and through her wealth of knowledge in rugby”.