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Tigers lock in Henderson for new season

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Leicester Tigers can confirm the signing of Scotland Under-20s second-rower Cameron Henderson ahead of the 2020/21 season.

After impressing at Under-18 international level, Henderson was aligned to the Glasgow Warriors for 2018/19 season as a Scottish Rugby Academy player and made his first appearance for the club in his debut season.

The 6ft 6in lock was selected as part of the Scotland squad at the 2019 World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Argentina.

Born in Hong Kong, Henderson is English qualified and adds to the young second-row talent alongside Sam Lewis, George Martin and fellow new recruit Oliver Chessum in the Tigers squad.

Speaking about the signing, Tigers head coach Geordan Murphy said: “Cameron is a promising young talent who is keen to join our club and we’re happy about having link up with us here in Leicester.

“We have been impressed by what we’ve seen of him so far and with his maturity for such a young man.

“There is still got a lot of growth in him and, with the experience he will have around him at Tigers, as well as the guidance of someone of Steve Borthwick’s standing, we are confident Cameron has a big future ahead of him in Leicester and in the game.”

Speaking ahead of joining the club, the 20-year-old Henderson added: “This is a really exciting step for me in my career, to join a club like Leicester Tigers.

“It’s a massive club with a huge history, which has had a lot of very good players play for it.

“After speaking with the coaches, I knew this was the right place for me. I’m really excited about it.

“It seems a family club, which is very inclusive and that really appeals to me.”

Henderson spent a summer with Tigers Under-18s in 2017.

His addition follows the confirmed signings of fellow forwards Cyle Brink, Shalva Mamukashvili, Oliver Chessum, and backs Nemani Nadolo, Zack Henry and Dan Kelly ahead of the new season.