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Tigers add to front-row experience

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Leicester Tigers have added Fiji international prop Campese Ma’afu to the senior squad ahead of the new season.

The experienced front-rower arrives as an injury dispensation signing with England international Ellis Genge sidelined by a knee injury.

The 33-year-old Ma’afu includes Cardiff Blues, Nottingham and Northampton Saints among his former clubs.

Tigers head coach Matt O’Connor said: “We’re obviously disappointed to have Ellis sidelined for the start of the new season after suffering a knee injury on the England tour in the summer and we look forward to seeing him back to full fitness in due course, but Campese is a very experienced prop with good knowledge of Premiership and European rugby.

“He comes into a competitive group of front-rowers at the club and we look forward to seeing him work with coaches Mark Bakewell and Boris Stankovich as we build up to the new campaign.”

Ma'afu follows Tonga international prop David Feao in joining the Tigers squad. Click here to read more on Feao, whose arrival was announced earlier today.