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Costelow to return home to Wales

Sam Costelow will return home to Wales at the conclusion of the 2019/20 season to join Scarlets.

The Welsh Under-20s international, a two-time U18 Academy League winner with Leicester Tigers, played his minis rugby in Wales before moving to Leicester to join the club’s Academy attending one of the club’s ‘Good to Great’ partner schools, Oakham School.

"The recent announcements of Tom's re-signing and addition of an exciting player like Zack leave us with plenty of options to add to one of the world's best No.10's in George"

Geordan Murphy

The fly-half represented Wales U16s and U18s while part of the Tigers Academy, before being promoted to the national U20s squad in 2019.

Speaking about Costelow’s departure, Tigers head coach Geordan Murphy said: “We wish Sam all the best as he heads home to Wales to link up with the Scarlets.”

“Sam has contributed to the recent success of our Academy and we thank him for that, as well as his contribution off the pitch as a young man.

“It is, of course, unfortunate to lose a player of Sam’s potential but we are confident in the depth we have at the club already and will add during the summer."

Murphy also highlighted the recent re-commitment of Tom Hardwick with a new deal at Tigers, as well as the addition of fellow fly-half Zack Henry.

"The recent announcements of Tom's re-signing and addition of an exciting player like Zack [Henry] leave us with plenty of options to add to one of the world's best No.10's in George [Ford]."

Costelow, discussing his move home to Wales, added: “I’m so grateful for the opportunities and the stuff Tigers have provided me.”

“I’ve learnt a lot off the likes of George Ford."

“Working alongside players like that is really good for my development ... I’ve really enjoyed it."