Leicester Tigers confirm two new additions to the squad

Leicester Tigers confirm two new additions to the squad

Leicester Tigers can confirm the addition of Tom West for the remainder of the 2022/23 season.


The front-rower joins the club after most recently playing for Wasps, who he represented between 2016 - 2022 after graduating from the club's academy programme, while also spending time on loan with Nottingham Rugby.


West was selected as part of the England Under-20s squad in 2015 and 2016 before being called into the senior national squad in 2021.


Speaking about the addition of West, Richard Wigglesworth said: "Tom is an experienced Premiership player who we are delighted to have on board for the remainder of this season."


"He adds some much-needed depth in the front-row, where we have injuries and the potential for players away during the Six Nations, as well as helping continue healthy competition for places.


"As well as what he can offer us up front, on the field, Tom is a great young man who will be a positive addition to the club in many more ways."


West added: "I am excited to be here. Leicester Tigers were the first club I came and watched as a young boy, being from Norfolk, and so it's very exciting to be a part of it now."


"I am really looking forward to get going, especially after what's happened this season, and playing top-level rugby at a great club and seeing what I can bring to the squad.


"It's such a great group and I know it will be a challenge, which I want, and am looking forward to being pushed and improving alongside great players.


"I think most of all, it will be nice to not be an away player at Mattioli Woods Welford Road!"


The club can also confirm the addition of South African youngster, Cameron Miell.


The versatile forward, who has played throughout the pack, joins the Leicester Tigers Senior Academy from Paul Roos Gimnasium in Stellenbosch where he was a member of the school's first team for the past two seasons. 


Speaking about joining Leicester Tigers, Miell said: "I am delighted to be awarded this fantastic opportunity with Leicester Tigers and cannot wait to test myself and learn in such a world-class environment."


On Miell, Wigglesworth added: "Cameron is a young man with a physical presence on the field and a lot of potential in the game."


"In a very short space of time, he has shown a real work ethic and desire to improve. We're excited to see what comes of Cameron and working with him to develop his game at Leicester Tigers."


Tom West and Cameron Miell have already commenced with the club.

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