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French scrum-half signs for Tigers

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French scrum-half Christophe Laussucq has signed for Leicester Tigers.

Laussucq (34) has three caps for France and played in the Top 14 and Heineken Cup with Castres Olympique last season. He is also a two-time French Championship winner from his spell with Stade Francais.

He made an appearance as a second-half replacement for Leicester Tigers in Saturday's pre-season fixture against Nottingham at Welford Road and will go straight into the pre-season training programme with his new team-mates.

Tigers acting head coach Richard Cockerill said: "It is no secret that we have been looking for some experienced competition for the scrum-half spot with Harry Ellis and Scott Bemand sidelined by injury for a decent length of time. Christophe certainly has the experience gained at the top level in France.

"He did a decent job on Saturday after coming in at short notice and now we are looking for him to join the pre-season work, settle in quickly and join Frank Murphy and Ben Youngs in the frame for that number nine shirt."