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Contract boost sharpens focus says Wells

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Harry Wells says the security of new contract terms is important as he looks ahead to the resumption of the Gallagher Premiership season with Leicester Tigers.

The 26-year-old Wells, who graduated through the Tigers academy and is now approaching a century of senior appearances, was among the 18 players announced as agreeing contract extensions recently at Welford Road.

“It was always my intention to continue to be part of the club if the offer came my way,” he said.

“The security in a difficult climate at the moment is really important and I can concentrate on playing rugby and on the season restarting.”

That restart will be driven  the watchful eyes of new head coach Steve Borthwick and as a fellow second-rower Wells is aiming to take his game on with the former England coach’s guidance.

“He has a real presence about him,” added Wells. “He has had an immediate effect and I’m excited to work with him and see where we can go as a club.

“I’m hoping I can improve my game and he can give me a lot of feedback.”

Wells also spared a thought for the former colleagues at Tigers whose positions have been made redundant as a result of the Coronavirus lockdown and its financial implications.

“Unfortunately we’ve had quite a lot of people made redundant at the club,” he said. “It is a family club and all those people contribute a lot. It is difficult to see, people you know and work with having to leave.”