Transfer News | Leicester playmaker departs on loan

Johnny McPhillips has joined Doncaster Knights on loan from Leicester Tigers until the end of the season on a dual-registered contract.

McPhillips, who can play fullback, fly-half and centre, joined Tigers from Ulster during the summer and has since made appearances in the Premiership Rugby 7s and opening round of the Premiership Rugby Cup away to Worcester.

The 22-year-old will make his Doncaster debut in this weekend’s RFU Championship Cup clash with Jersey Reds.

Tigers head coach Geordan Murphy said the opportunity provides McPhillips vital game time in a competitive environment.

“Johnny has been fantastic since coming in to our club and this opportunity with Doncaster gives him the vital game time he needs to continue his development,” said Murphy.

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