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Coghlan agrees move to Tigers

Jordan Coghlan has agreed a move to Leicester Tigers from Championship side Nottingham Rugby ahead of the 2019/20 season.

The Irish born back-rower has spent the past three seasons with the green and whites after stints with both Leinster and Munster.

Born in Dublin, Coghlan was drafted in to Leinster’s academy at 16 and made his senior debut in 2012 at just 20 years of age.

Geordan [Murphy] is working hard to build something special here in Leicester and get Tigers back to the top flight of the Prem, where they belong, and I’m happy to be a part of that.

Jordan Coghlan

While with Leinster, he represented Ireland Under-20s and was a two-time winner of the British and Irish Cup.

In 2015, Coghlan moved to Limerick to join Munster and went on to make 8 appearances in just one season with the two-time European competition winners.

Coghlan joined Nottingham ahead of the 2016/17 season and has since made more than 60 appearances for the Midlands club.

Speaking about Coghlan’s arrival, Tigers head coach Geordan Murphy said: “Jordan is a physical, athletic and experienced player who we are looking forward to welcoming in to the club.”

“His junior career speaks for itself and achievements back home in Ireland as a young man have served him well in his career.

“He is an exciting talent and he has earned his spot with impressive showings for Nottingham over recent seasons.”

Coghlan added: “This is Leicester Tigers - the most successful club in English history. For me, to be part of that is a huge honour.”

“Geordan [Murphy] is working hard to build something special here in Leicester and get Tigers back to the top flight of the Prem, where they belong, and I’m happy to be a part of that.

“I’m just looking forward to getting stuck in.

“I’ve met the squad and coaches, who have all been amazing and really welcomed me in to the club. There is a lot of talent in this squad and great people around, so I’m really excited to be a part of it and contribute to the club.”

Coghlan’s signature makes the 26-year-old the tenth signing of the summer for the club ahead of the 2019/20 season which kicks off in September with Premiership Rugby Cup before the Gallagher Premiership gets underway in October.