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Hegarty departs Leicester Tigers

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Leicester Tigers can confirm Bryce Hegarty has departed the club.

As announced in August, the 30-year-old leaves Leicester to join Australian Super Rugby side, the Western Force.

Hegarty has made 15 appearances since his Tigers debut in October 2021 and scored 63 points, including four tries.

Speaking about his time at the club, Hegarty said: "I've enjoyed my time here, really enjoyed my time as a Leicester Tigers player and feel like I have learned a lot."

"It has been a good growing experience for me, on and off the field, and am grateful for having had this opportunity.

"I'm excited for the next chapter; a big part of returning to Australia is my ambition to be a part of a Wallabies squad and taking part in the Rugby World Cup, as well as the chance to link up with Simon Cron and the Western Force of which I am looking forward to next season.

"I take a lot of memories away with me but probably the biggest thing I'll remember is the crowd and atmosphere at Mattioli Woods Welford Road.

"Leicester Tigers supporters are something else and what they create is second to none, that is probably the fondest memory I take away with me."

Leicester Tigers Head Coach Steve Borthwick added: "Bryce has been a brilliant contributor to the club, on and off the field, and his experience has been of great value to our young squad during his 18 months at Leicester Tigers.

"We will miss having Bryce around at the club and thank him for what he has given to Leicester Tigers.

"On behalf of everybody at Leicester Tigers, we wish him and Caitlin all the best back home in Australia."

Debut: October 30, 2021
Appearances: 15
Points: 63
Tries: 4
Conversions: 8
Penalty Goals: 9