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Tigers renew Reffell’s contract

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Leicester Tigers have agreed a new deal with back-rower Tommy Reffell.

An age-grade representative and captain of Wales at Under-18 and Under-20 levels, Reffell has recommitted his future to Tigers over returning to his home nation following interest in the flanker’s signature from Welsh regions.

Since his debut towards the end of 2017, the openside flanker has made 24 senior appearances for Tigers.

After a promising period in Leicester’s junior ranks, in the Academy and Development Squad, Reffell earned promotion to the senior squad in the summer of 2019 and has made 17 appearances in the current, 2019/20 campaign.

In March 2020 he also added his name to an illustrious list after winning the Premiership Rugby Cup Breakthrough Player Award.

Speaking about the renewed deal, Director of Rugby Geordan Murphy said: “Tommy represents what Leicester Tigers is about. He’s a tough and courageous young man who comes in every day with the intention to leave a better player than he arrived.

“Tommy understands what it takes and, even at 21 years of age, is a leader in our group.

“There is no question that the appeal to return to Wales was there for him, with clubs across the Welsh regions chasing him, but we presented to Tommy what we believe is a big future at Tigers and he believes in what we are building and chose to recommit.”