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Scotland international joins Tigers on loan

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Scotland international Rory Hughes has joined Leicester Tigers on loan from Glasgow Warriors for the remainder of the 2019/20 season.

An outside-back, who plays wing or fullback, has represented Scotland on five occasions after making his international debut against Italy in 2015.

Hughes joined the Warriors for the 2013/14 season after representing Scotland at U17 and U18s, as well as starring for the Scottish 7s in the World Rugby Sevens Series.

The 26-year-old spent a season on loan at London Scottish during the 2015/16 season.

Speaking about the addition of Hughes to the squad, Tigers head coach Geordan Murphy said: “Rory is a quality outside-back, who adds a different dimension to our side and vital depth as go into the second half of the season.”

“He is an international, with experience in the PRO14 and we’re excited to see what he can bring to our group.”

Hughes, who has joined his new team-mates at the club's Oval Park training ground, added: "It's a massive club, a great opportunity and too good not to take it."

"I want to improve myself and help the club out as much as I can ... but I am not just here to hold a tackle bag, I want to play rugby."