NEW DEALS | Trio commit themselves to Leicester Tigers - Ruck

NEW DEALS | Trio commit themselves to Leicester Tigers

Leicester Tigers have agreed new deals with Development Squad members, Freddie Steward, Jonny Law and Joe Browning.

The trio graduated from the Tigers Academy in 2019 after featuring in two of the club’s three consecutive Under-18 League title wins and have all represented England at age-grade level.

Tigers head coach Geordan Murphy said it was a “boost” to the club to have youngsters of this calibre remaining in Leicester.

“Freddie, Joe and Jonny are all exciting, promising young players and have developed well since stepping up to the senior programme this season,” Murphy said.

“It’s a boost for our group to have not only players, but young men, of their calibre recommit to Tigers and show faith in what we are building here in Leicester.

“The Academy have been successful in recent seasons and we’re excited to see what those young players do as they continue to develop here at Tigers.”

LIST | Five senior Leicester Tigers players set for exit in big overhaul

Leicester Tigers are set for a significant overhaul of their playing squad that will end in at least five senior players leaving, RUCK understands…

1. Jonny May

May is yet to agree to terms with the Tigers for beyond his contract which ends in June because we understand he is reluctant to take a pay cut of around £100,000 a year.

Tigers want May, 29, to stay at Welford Road but Steve Diamond’s Sharks, who are looking to replace Chris Ashton after he joined Harlequins, are circling, according to The Rugby Paper.