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Pietersen completes move to France

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French club Toulon have confirmed the signing of JP Pietersen, as Leicester Tigers head coach Matt O'Connor continues to shape the squad for next season.

South Africa international winger Pietersen, who turns 31 in July, joined Tigers last summer and made 14 starts and one appearance from the bench in the 2016/17 campaign, scoring three tries.
After speaking to Toulon, the Top 14 club have today announced that Pietersen will join them ahead of next season.

Tigers chief executive Simon Cohen said: “We are grateful for the contribution that JP Pietersen has made in his time here.
"His departure allows Matt O'Connor a sum within the salary cap for next year and the year after to sign players that fit his vision for the squad and match his playing philosophy for the Tigers.
"Recruitment is a year-round task. We have several players we are targeting who would add considerable value to the group."