TRANSFER: Leicester Tigers sign forward Cowan-Dickie - Ruck

TRANSFER: Leicester Tigers sign forward Cowan-Dickie

Leicester Tigers have signed hooker Tom Cowan-Dickie on a short-term contract ahead of the 2021/22 season.

He joins Tigers effective immediately ahead of the 2021/22 Gallagher Premiership season.

The 30-year-old older brother of England international Luke joins Tigers from Championship club Cornish Pirates, where he has made more than 60 appearances since in two stints in the South West.

A product of the Exeter Chiefs Academy, Cowan-Dickie has represented Cornwall, England U19s Academies and England Counties, as well as spending time with National League sides Redruth and Plymouth Albion.

Speaking about the addition of Cowan-Dickie, Leicester Tigers Head Coach Steve Borthwick said: “Tom is a tough, hard-working and experienced rugby player, who we are pleased to welcome to Leicester Tigers.

“With Julián Montoya away on international duty and Charlie Clare suffering a knock, which will keep him out for a few weeks, Tom adds important depth to our ranks at hooker.”

IMAGE CREDIT: Leicester Tigers

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