TRANSFER NEWS | Departing Leicester forward Guy Thompson has a new club - Ruck

TRANSFER NEWS | Departing Leicester forward Guy Thompson has a new club

Leicester Tigers forward Guy Thompson revealed earlier this seasons that he is set to leave the club this summer when his contract expires.

The 33-year-old flanker has scored seven tries in 33 appearances since moving to Welford Road from Wasps in the summer of 2018.

It’s now been confirmed that the flanker will be playing in the Championship next season with Ealing Trailfinders.

Thompson was voted Tigers’ newcomer of the season for 2018-19 after scoring five tries in 20 outings – including two in the crucial win at Newcastle last April which helped the club survive relegation from the Premiership.


LIST | 5 world-class players who rejected Leicester Tigers

Leicester Tigers are one of the biggest clubs in the world and it is hard for any rugby player to reject a chance to play in a historic club like Tigers.

However, there have been some truly world class rugby stars s who have rejected the opportunity to ply their trade at Welford Road.

1. Damian McKenzie

The All Blacks star was reportedly in ‘advanced talks’ with Tigers over a proposed move in 2017 according to The Rugby Paper. When asked about the transfer, the 22-year-old avoided the question, which only fuelled speculation, but the deal was never complete with McKenzie eventually signing a new deal to stay in New Zealand.