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Tommy Bell agrees London Irish switch

  • London Irish have agreed to a long-term deal to sign Tommy Bell
  • The 23-year-old can play at either fly-half or full-back
  • A former England Under-18 and Under-20 international has scored 72 points in 10 appearances in all competitions for the Tigers this season
London Irish have signed Leicester Tigers utility back Tommy Bell on a long-term deal.

The 23-year-old, who is comfortable playing at both fly-half and full-back, has amassed 123 points in 25 outings in all competitions for the Tigers.

He said: “I am delighted to be joining London Irish next season. The training facilities and infrastructure is very impressive and, having met the coaches, there is a clear vision of where they want to take the club which is exciting.”

Born in Plymouth, Bell grew up in Lancashire and began his career at Sale Sharks, before moving to Wasps, Jersey and then Leicester.

Bell has experience of the top flight at Sale, Wasps and now the Tigers and Exiles’ head of rugby development Glenn Delaney is looking forward to his arrival.

“Tommy is an excellent addition to our squad for next season. He has great game management skills and is an outstanding goal kicker, who will bolster our backline options.”