TRANSFER | Scotland international to join Leicester Tigers

Centre Matt Scott will leave the club at the end of the season to join English Premiership side, Leicester Tigers.

The Scotland internationalist, 29, will link-up with the Welford Road club following the conclusion of the 2019-20 campaign.

Following a two-year spell with Gloucester, Scott re-joined his hometown team in 2018.

In two seasons in the Scottish capital, the 39-times capped centre has featured in 20 games, scoring six tries in that period.

The 29-year-old said: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining Tigers. It is one of the biggest club’s in Europe and an institution of English rugby.

“It’s a team I watched growing up, winning a lot, and if someone told me as a teenager that I would play for Tigers, I wouldn’t have believed them.”

EDITORS PICKS:

Scott also pointed towards the faith he had in the club improving on recent seasons with the right people in place at Tigers.

“I think looking at the quality of the team and the guys who have committed to staying and those who are arriving next season was a big draw for me,” he said.

“It will take hard work and tough people to get back up, but I have no doubt the right players and staff are at Tigers to do it.”


4 Big-Money Signings Who Flopped at Leicester Tigers

Leicester Tigers have welcomed more false dawns than most clubs in recent – as highlighted by their misfortune in the transfer market when it comes to exciting signings that ultimately proved disappointing.

We’ve gone from the inception of the Premiership in 1997/98 because, as you all know, that’s when club rugby ‘started’.

1. JP Pietersen

World Cup winner with South Africa in 2007, Pietersen signed a three-year deal to join Premiership giants prior to the 2016–2017 season. However, the winger was granted early release to join top French club Toulon in the Top 14 from the 2017-18 season. He scored three tries in 15 appearances during his underwhelming one-year stint at Welford Road. Worth the huge salary? Absolutely not.

CONTINUES ON PAGE 2