Fly-half Ross Broadfoot joined Leicester from the London Irish Academy for the start of the 2003/04 season. In his first year at Leicester he played for both the Tigers U21/Development team and Tigers Extras in the Zurich A League, scoring 178 points in just 14 appearances. After making his debut at the start of last season the left footed place kicker made a total of eight appearances in the first team, and was also a member of Tigers’ successful A League squad. Ross had represented England at 16 Group Schools in 1999/2000 and 2000/01, and 18 Group Schools (1 September) in 2001/02, before being selected for England at the FIRA U19s World Championship in France in April 2003. He also appeared in the U19 ’shadow’ Six Nations, and the IRB U19 World Championship in Durban where he kicked a personal tally of 23 points in England’s 33-23 win over Australia in the pool stages. During 2004/05 he progressed to the England U21 team for which he made three appearances during the shadow Six Nations campaign. A former pupil of Whitgift School, Croydon, Ross was a member of their squad that won the Daily Mail Under 15 Cup in 1999. He plays cricket as a hobby.