Leicester Tigers have confirmed the signing of Zack Henry for the 2020/21 season.
Henry spent two seasons at French club Rouen Normandie Rugby, under the guidance of former England scrum-half Richard Hill, after graduating from Bath University, from where he was selected as part of Team GB’s Silver Medal winning side at the World University Games in 2015.
After guiding Rouen to the Federale 1 final in 2017, Henry joined USO Nevers in Pro D2 where he has spent the past two seasons.
"His ability will be a boost to our squad but, at his young age, it’s his maturity, intelligence and experience that were among the factors which impressed us when we met with Zack."Geordan Murphy
A goal-kicking fly-half, who is capable of playing across the backline, Henry has in two seasons quickly emerged as one of Pro D2’s most exciting, attacking players.
The 25-year-old is the younger brother of Hartpury RFC winger Jake Henry, who plays in the RFU Championship.
Tigers head coach Geordan Murphy admitted the person as much as the players was key in wanting to add Henry to the club’s ranks.
“Zack is an exciting talent, who adds a different dynamic to our depth at fly-half and in the midfield,” said Murphy.
“His ability will be a boost to our squad but, at his young age, it’s his maturity, intelligence and experience that were among the factors which impressed us when we met with Zack.
“He’s fortunate to still have plenty of room for growth and time to develop his game, which we look forward to contributing to at Tigers.”
Henry added: “I’m really excited to be joining such a prestigious club with a decorated history."
“I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to meet with Geordan [Murphy] prior to signing and it was an inspiring experience to visit Welford Road and see all the trophies.”
The 25-year-old admitted the opportunity join a club with the history of Leicester’s was too good to refuse.
"My time in France has been an unforgettable period in my career which has helped me to improve as a player,” added Henry.
“But, the opportunity to join Leicester Tigers was something I did not hesitate to accept.
“It is time for a new challenge and I can’t wait to get started.”
“I will be working hard to play my part in achieving success and continuing to learn alongside the world class players and coaching team in Leicester,” he said.
“Tigers supporters are known to be among the best in the world it’s going to be an amazing experience to represent this club.”
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