Transfer News: Tom Varndell is back in English rugby - Ruck

Transfer News: Tom Varndell is back in English rugby

Yorkshire Carnegie have confirmed the signing of former Leicester and Wasps winger Tom Varndell, 33, on a one year-deal.

The winger, who has four England caps, holds the record as the leading try scorer in the Gallagher Premiership with 92 tries during his time with Leicester Tigers, Wasps and Bristol.

Varndell is the sixth signing announced by Yorkshire Carnegie as the club continue to rebuild their squad ahead of the new Greene King IPA Championship season campaign.

At Leicester he won the title in 2007 and with 180 Premiership appearances, as well as international honours, Varndell brings a wealth of experience to Carnegie.  A Commonwealth Games silver medallist in Melbourne in 2006, he was also named Guinness Premiership Young Player of the Year and Land Rover Discovery award in 2006.

In recent years he has played with Scarlets and French club Soyaux Angouleme and this year played with South China Tigers in Hong Kong in the Global Rapid Rugby series.

Yorkshire Carnegie’s Director of Rugby, Martyn Wood said: “We are delighted to bring a player of Tom’s quality and experience to Yorkshire Carnegie.  He is a proven finisher at all levels and we are looking forward to having him at the club.”


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