Leicester Tigers have confirmed the signing of Ireland under-20 midfielder Dan Kelly ahead of next season.
The 18-year-old was born in Manchester, so despite representing Ireland U20 could play for England. He was Irish qualified through his grandparents.
He excelled in rugby league before switching to union.
3. Other offers
He reportedly had more than one strong offer to play his rugby in Ireland next season. The situation was complicated by the fact that he is on a scholarship at Loughborough.
4. Previous clubs
He currently plays for Loughborough Students in National League One and had been part of the Sale Sharks academy prior to that.
5. How he’s described
“Dan is a no-nonsense, talented young player who we are delighted to have joining,” head coach Geordan Murphy said.
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