TRANSFER | Local lad returns to Leicester Tigers - Ruck

TRANSFER | Local lad returns to Leicester Tigers

Leicester Tigers have signed front-rower Ryan Bower.

Bower made his professional rugby debut as a 19-year-old for Leicester against Ospreys in 2010, a year after graduating from the Tigers Academy.

He played his junior rugby at Hinckley and represented England at three age levels up to Under-20s.

Bower spent the 2012/13 and 2013/14 seasons on loan at Nottingham Rugby from Tigers before joining Worcester Warriors for the start of the 2014/15 campaign, having made seven senior appearances for Leicester.

In six seasons at Worcester, he made first-team 105 appearances.

Speaking about the addition of Bower, Leicester Tigers Director of Rugby Geordan Murphy said: “Ryan is well known to many at Tigers and we are glad to see him back with us in Leicester.

“He is a local lad who understands what being a Leicester Tigers player is about and returns to the club after some impressive seasons away with Worcester, where he grew into a senior member of the Warriors club.

“Ryan adds valuable depth in our front-row stocks and is the type of player we are interested in having here at Tigers, who work hard and are committed to what we are building here in Leicester.”


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

Odds are accurate on Wednesday,3rd July, 8am, and are subject to change. 

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)