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Ireland Under-20s prop joins the Tigers

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Leicester Tigers have confirmed that Ireland Under-20s tighthead prop Ben Betts has agreed a move to Welford Road ahead of the new season.

Born in Limerick, Betts began playing rugby with Estuary and then moved to Young Munster as well as playing age-group rugby with Munster. He played for Ireland Under-19s before his elevation to the squad that reached the final of the World Under-20s Championship this summer.
The 19-year-old will team up with his new Tigers colleagues for the pre-season programme.
Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill said: “Ben came through a strong system at Munster and played in the World Under-20s this year. We think he is a player with big development opportunities in him and we welcome him into the Tigers Family.
“Traditionally we have seen Irish players come here and do very well, including the likes of Geordan Murphy, Johne Murphy, Leo Cullen, Shane Jennings, Frank Murphy and Niall Morris who all served the club very well.”