The Premiership’s leading try-scorer Tom Varndell has left Leicester Tigers with immediate effect to move to Hong Kong.
The prolific winger rejoined Tigers at the turn of the year after a brief spell in France but has made just two appearances, the most recent at Saracens in the Gallagher Premiership last month.
Varndell has revealed to the Leicester Mercury that the chance to play in the Far East was too good to turn down.
“Literally a month into my contract (with Leicester), the Tigers contacted me about Rapid Rugby. It was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down,” Varndell said.
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“When you get to this stage in your career and you’ve played for such a long time in the UK, these opportunities are few and far between.
“As a life experience, it’s going to be pretty fun.”