TRANSFER | Leicester Tigers confirm five new signings - Ruck

TRANSFER | Leicester Tigers confirm five new signings

​Leicester Tigers have announced five new signings for their squad, including Argentina international Matias Moroni.

The outside-back, who can play at centre, wing or full-back, will make the move to the East Midlands as a replacement for Manu Tuilagi, who left for Premiership rivals Sale Sharks, from his home nation of Argentina.

Moroni added: “I’m delighted and honoured to be part of Leicester Tigers.”

“It is such a historic club with the biggest crowd in England. It feels like being part of Boca Junior!”

Tigers have also agreed a move for Fiji international Kini Murimurivalu.

The outside-back, capable of playing at full-back or on the wing, joins the club from La Rochelle, where he made more than 130 appearances in eight seasons at the French club.

Their third addition is outside-back Kobus Van Wyk. The 28-year-old is currently playing for the Hurricanes in New Zealand’s Super Rugby Aotearoa.

He was a member of the South Africa Under-20s squad at the 2012 Junior Rugby World Cup and featured throughout their Cup-winning campaign in front of their home crowd.

Tigers have also added former Harlequins back-rower Luke Wallace.

He spent a decade at Twickenham Stoop, where he made more than 170 appearances from 2009-19 before joining Coventry for the 2019/20 Championship season.

In 2014, Wallace also represented an England XV against The Barbarians at Twickenham.

Finally, Leicester have signed promising, versatile back Guy Porter.

The English-born centre, capable of playing on the wing or at full-back, joins Tigers from the ACT Brumbies in Super Rugby.

Born in London, Porter began playing rugby at Rosslyn Park before moving to Australia at seven years of age.

The now 23-year-old impressed throughout his schoolboy days before being recruited by Sydney University, the club of new Leicester Tigers assistant coach Rob Taylor and fellow outside-back Harry Potter.


British & Irish Lions predicted 2021 starting XV according to the bookies

Fullback: LIAM WILLIAMS (Wales 4/7)

Other contenders: Stuart Hogg (Scotland 4/6), Jordan Larmour (Ireland EVS), Leigh Halfpenny (Wales 5/1), George Furbank (England 7/2)

Left wing: JONNY MAY (England 1/25)

Other contenders: Jacob Stockdale (Ireland 1/3), Adam Radwan (England 40/1), Jack Nowell (England 11/4), Louis Rees-Zammit (Wales 13/8)

Outside-centre: JONATHAN DAVIES (Wales 1/3)

Other contenders: Henry Slade (England 5/6), Garry Ringshow (Ireland 4/6), Jonathan Joseph (England 13/8), Chris Harris (Scotland 20/1), Huw Jones (Scotland 6/1)

Inside-centre: MANU TUILAGI (England 1/3)

Other contenders: Robbie Henshaw (Ireland 5/6), Hadleigh Parkes (Wales 5/4), Sam Johnson (Scotland 9/2)

Right wing: JOSH ADAMS (Wales 1/18)

Other contenders: Anthony Watson (England 4/6), George North (Wales 2/1), Elliot Daly (England 10/11), Joe Cokanasiga (England 3/1), Keith Earls (Ireland 9/2)