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Joining The Journey: Josh Bassett

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Leicester Tigers can confirm the signing of Josh Bassett ahead of the 2023/24 season.

The 30-year-old will join Tigers from Harlequins, who he joined midway through the current campaign from Wasps.

Bassett played his junior rugby for Ampthill before moving to Bedford Blues ahead of the 2011/12 campaign.

The outside-back was selected for England Under-20s in 2012.

In 2013, he joined Wasps and made more than a century of appearances for the club before joining Harlequins in 2022.

Speaking about the addition of Bassett, Leicester Tigers Head Coach Richard Wigglesworth said: “We are really looking forward to welcoming Josh to Leicester Tigers next season.”

“He is a prolific try-scorer, hard-working player who offers plenty in defence out wide. He adds great competition to our outside-backs.

“Josh is a highly respected player and experienced in the game, which will be of great value to our young group.”

Discussing the move to Leicester Tigers, Bassett said: “The club has done such a good job of building strong foundations in recent seasons and I am excited about being a part of the next steps, continuing to develop on that.”

“I want to continue developing, individually, and reach my potential. I see Leicester Tigers as the place to do that.

Mattioli Woods Welford Road is a special place. You know it is going to be loud, the atmosphere is going to be electric and so the opportunity to be on the right side of that was a hard one to turn down.

“There are some amazing players at the club, who have done so well in recent years and are going to continue pushing on. Knowing I will be a part of that gives me energy and makes me excited.”