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Club statement on speculation

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In response to speculation in parts of the Welsh media this week, Leicester Tigers have released the following statement.

Leicester Tigers head of rugby operations Simon Cohen said:

“Stories linking Scarlets fly-half Stephen Jones with Leicester Tigers are totally unfounded.

“We are very happy with the fly-half options available in the Tigers squad and we are not looking to recruit another one.

“As far as we are aware, the player is under contract at the Scarlets and it would have been both disrespectful and not the way we do business to have had any discussions with him in any event.

“Unfounded speculation of this type is not helpful to either club or the player concerned.”