Leicester Tigers have added Fiji international prop Campese Ma’afu and Tongan international prop David Feao to the senior squad ahead of the new Premiership season.
Experienced front-rower Ma’afu arrives as an injury dispensation signing with England international Ellis Genge sidelined by a knee injury.
WELCOME TO THE #TIGERSFAMILY 🐯 … CAMPESE MA’AFU!
Leicester Tigers have added Fiji international prop Campese Ma’afu to the senior squad ahead of the new season.
— Leicester Tigers (@LeicesterTigers) August 7, 2018
The 33-year-old Ma’afu includes Cardiff Blues, Nottingham and Northampton Saints among his former clubs.
Tigers head coach Matt O’Connor said: “We’re obviously disappointed to have Ellis sidelined for the start of the new season after suffering a knee injury on the England tour in the summer and we look forward to seeing him back to full fitness in due course, but Campese is a very experienced prop with good knowledge of Premiership and European rugby.
“He comes into a competitive group of front-rowers at the club and we look forward to seeing him work with coaches Mark Bakewell and Boris Stankovich as we build up to the new campaign.”