"Rebuild continues" - Five players reportedly joining Leicester Tigers - Ruck

“Rebuild continues” – Five players reportedly joining Leicester Tigers

LEICESTER TIGERS boss Steve Borthwick is still working on potential signings despite the ongoing salary cap investigation.

The club is currently under investigation by Premiership Rugby’s salary cap director, Andrew Rogers, for offences alleged to have taken place between 2016 and 2020.

However, it’s business as usual for Borthwick who is trying to strengthen his side after it was confirmed Ellis Genge and George Ford will depart the club this summer to Bristol Bears and Sale Sharks respectively.

Check out five possible targets below.

#1. Zach Mercer from Montpellier

The number 8 recently caught Jones’ eye during an outing against Castres, after which the England head coach said: ‘I had a quick chat with Zach after the game. I am really impressed. 

For a young player who has taken the initiative to go and develop his game in another country is absolutely outstanding. We’re hopeful that he’ll come back and try to fight for a spot in the World Cup squad.’

RUCK understands that Bristol Bears are the current favourites to sign the 2-cap England international with Harlequins and Leicester Tigers also interested.

Likelihood: 6/10

Zach Mercer of Bath Rugby looks dejected after losing during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Match between Bath Rugby and Sale Sharks at the Recreation Ground on 14 May. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

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