Friday Evening Round Up

Friday Evening Round Up

Tigers sign Facundo Gigena

Facundo Gigena

Argentina international prop Facundo Gigena has signed a deal with Premiership club Leicester Tigers.


The 23-year-old Gigena has joined his new club colleagues at their Oval Park training base. Full story


Ben Youngs signs new Tigers deal

England international scrum-half Ben Youngs has agreed new contract terms with Leicester Tigers having spent over a decade in the first team of the club.

The 28-year-old is a four-time Premiership title winner and exceeded the 200 first-team appearances mark last season. Full story

CONFIRMED: Toulon sign Liam Messam

Toulon have confirmed the signing of former All Black loose forward Liam Messam. 

Messam will join the Top 14 side following the conclusion of the 2018 Super Rugby season. 

Messam played 43 tests for the All Blacks between 2008 and 2015, and is the Chiefs' most-capped player in history, with the former captain having notched 161 appearances since his debut in 2006.

Beard extends Ospreys stay

Ospreys Rugby have announced that Adam Beard has committed his future to the region, signing a new two-year contract to stay at the Liberty Stadium.

The 6ft 8 second row follows in the footsteps of Olly Cracknell, who was confirmed as penning a two-year deal yesterday. Full story


Ben Lucas returns to the Reds

The Queensland Reds have added further depth to their back stocks with the signing of former Queensland representative Ben Lucas for the 2018 season.

Lucas first represented Queensland from 2008 to 2014, notching 73 caps in Super Rugby before heading overseas to play in France and Japan for the past three years. Full story

"We're only just scratching the surface" - Laidlaw

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