RUMOUR: Cokanasiga has signed for Leicester Tigers - Ruck

RUMOUR: Cokanasiga has signed for Leicester Tigers

Despite being handed a six-figure fine this week for salary cap breaches, Leicester Tigers are closing in on the signing of London Irish centre Phil Cokanasiga according to RUCK sources.

The brother of England international and Bath winger Joe, he made his Exiles’ European and Premiership debut in the 2019/20 season.

The 20-year-old centre also made appearances in the Premiership Rugby 7s competition at the beginning of the 2019/20 season.

Cokanasiga took his appearance tally for London Irish into double figures during the 2020/21 season and was called up to the England U20 squad for the U20 Six Nations Championships during the summer of 2021.

EDITORS PICKS:

Another England international wants to swap nations

#1. Alex Lozowski (England to Italy)

  • Age: 28
  • Position: Fly-half, Centre, Wing, Fullback
  • Current number of caps: 5
  • Last cap: November, 2018
  • Did you know? Lozowski is the son of Rob Lozowski and was a sporting allrounder in his teenage years, playing not only rugby for the Wasps academy but also football for the Chelsea academy

He is reportedly still holding out hope of adding to his five England caps despite no recent soundings from coach Eddie Jones. The Mail Online have reported that Italy have not been in contact with 28-year-old, although we doubt it will be long until they do.

Akihito Yamada of Japan is tackled by Alex Lozowski of England during the Quilter International Match between England and Japan at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on 17th November 2018. [Photo: James Fearn/PPAUK]

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