Leicester Tigers CEO Andrea Pinchen has confirmed that Manu Tuilagi has rejected the amended contract.
She discussed recent club activity, media reports and clarified a number of matters raised by supporters on social media.
Here’s the list of five players she revealed:
- Manu Tuilagi
- Kyle Eastmond
- Noel Read
- Greg Bateman
- Jordan Taufua
It’s timed up in the video below, so simply click play to hear what she had to say.
Players at Tigers were offered amended deals because of the financial implications of the coronavirus outbreak.
It is understood the club made a compromise offer to a number of players, but the players want to keep their legal position.
Tigers then confirmed that a “number of players will leave to seek new opportunities.”
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Josh Lewsey: Again proved his worth in the number 15 jersey. Made some dynamic runs and kept the pressure on the Aussie midfield. 7
Jason Robinson: Always looked dangerous with the ball. Had little chance stopping Australia’s try, but did his job at the other end touching down. 8
Will Greenwood: Handled the ball well with some creative touches and put in some big tackles but ultimately failed to shine. 6
Mike Tindall: More direct than creative, but did the job he was asked to do. Produced a vital clearance in the second half before making way for Mike Catt. 7
Ben Cohen: Worked tirelessly off the ball and did little wrong. Was given little opportunity to show his class with the ball. 6