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Tigers agree early release with Gigena

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Leicester Tigers have agreed terms with Facundo Gigena, releasing the front-rower from his contract with the club.

Gigena joined Tigers in January 2018 from Argentinian Super Rugby team the Jaguares.

The 26-year-old has made 45 appearances since his debut in an Anglo-Welsh Cup win over Cardiff Blues at Mattioli Woods Welford Road in January 2018.

The loose-head missed part of the 2019/20 Gallagher Premiership campaign after having to return to South America due to visa issues before returning to Tigers midway through the season’s restart.

Speaking about the departure of Gigena, Tigers head coach Steve Borthwick said: “We are grateful to Facundo for his efforts at Tigers over the past three years and wish him well in his next chapter.

“As we continue to reshape this Leicester squad, we are exploring all opportunities for the club and those players who may not be part of the plans moving forward into the next phase of our journey.

“We are confident in the depth we have in our front-row stocks for the remainder of this season, as well as excited by promising youngsters who are in the early stages of their careers, and actively exploring options to add to our squad from next season and beyond where we feel necessary.”