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Tigers welcome Wallace to Leicester

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Leicester Tigers have signed back-rower Luke Wallace.

Wallace spent a decade at Harlequins, where he made more than 170 appearances from 2009-19 before joining Coventry for the 2019/20 Championship season.

Born in St Albans, Wallace played representative rugby and hockey as a teenager before committing to professional rugby after leaving school and joined the Harlequins senior academy, making his first professional appearance in his debut season.

In 2014, Wallace also represented an England XV against The Barbarians at Twickenham.

Speaking about the addition of Wallace, Leicester Tigers Director of Rugby Geordan Murphy said: “Luke is an experienced Premiership campaigner who understands the hard work required to be consistent at this level.

“He adds a different, unique component to our back row and will challenge our group for positions, to keep it competitive.

“His attitude is brilliant, he wants to be a part of what we are building at Tigers and is a tough, hard-working player who we are looking forward to have here in Leicester.

“Alongside Cyle Brink, we have two quality additions to the back-row ranks here in Leicester.”

Wallace said: “Having competed against Tigers my whole career, I am stoked to the have opportunity to be back in the Premiership and be part a squad desperate to push ourselves back up the table.

“Geordan, Steve and the coaches have made it clear how hard we are going to work at Tigers and the values we are going to stick to.

“I can’t wait to get involved.”

The experienced flanker joins Tigers immediately ahead of the scheduled resumption of the 2019/20 Gallagher Premiership season.