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Leicester Tigers sign Dan Lancaster

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Leicester Tigers have signed versatile back Dan Lancaster.

The 20-year-old, who is an accomplished goal-kicker and capable of playing fly-half and centre, joins Tigers after two seasons with his hometown club, Leeds Tykes.

"It's hugely exciting, Leicester has got a great thing going and I just can't wait to get started"

Dan Lancaster

Lancaster was a member of the England Under-20s squad who recorded a clean sweep of the 2021 Under-20s Six Nations on their way to a Championship win alongside his now club mates in Leicester, Jack van Poortvliet, Emeka Ilione and Archie Vanes.

Speaking about the addition of Lancaster, Leicester Tigers Head Coach Steve Borthwick said: "Dan is a determined and competitive young man, hungry to develop his game, who we are looking forward to welcoming to the club ahead of next season.

"He joins Tigers on the back of playing an important part in England's Grand Slam Under-20s Six Nations campaign, alongside a few of his new club mates in Leicester.

"Dan is a versatile player, who plays fly-half and centre, and adds important depth to our senior squad in those areas."

Discussing his move to Tigers, Lancaster said: "I'm delighted to be able to have this opportunity at Leicester Tigers.

"It's hugely exciting, Leicester has got a great thing going and I just can't wait to get started.

"I'm looking forward to working with and learning from everyone to continue my development as a player at a club like Tigers."

Lancaster is is Borthwick’s 12th addition ahead of the 2021/22 campaign alongside fellow backs Freddie Burns, Bryce Hegarty, Juan-Pablo Socino and forwards Dan RichardsonEli Snyman, Marco Van Staden and Francois Van Wyk, as well as four graduates from the Leicester Tigers Academy.