Highly-rated Australia Sevens international Nick Malouf has agreed a move to Leicester Tigers.
After playing flanker at schools level, Malouf switched to play in the backline with the University of Queensland and also starred in the shortened format of the game due to his power and pace.
Malouf made his Australia Sevens debut in 2012 and quickly established himself at that level, playing in every game of the 2013 and 2014 World Series as well as being a member of the Australia squad at the 2016 Olympic Games.
"Leicester is a big club with a reputation throughout the world and I want to make the most of my chance."Nick Malouf
Tigers head coach Matt O’Connor said: “Nick has the ability to play at centre or wing, and has good power and pace, as you can see from his Sevens experience. He is now at a point in his career where he wants to focus on the full version of the game again and we’d like to see him develop with us.”
The 24-year-old Malouf said: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time in international Sevens rugby but moving to Leicester is an amazing opportunity for me to show what I’m capable of in the 15-man game.
“It is a big club with a reputation throughout the world and I want to make the most of my chance to not only develop as a player but to challenge regularly for a first-team spot.”
Watch some of Malouf's Rugby Sevens World Series highlights in the video below.