Leicester announce five new signings
By Raga House | Tue 21 Jul, 2020 11:30

Leicester Tigers have continued their squad rebuild by confirming the signings of Matias Moroni, Kobus van Wyk and Kini Murimurivalu.

The news of the impressive trio inking contracts comes on the back of Luke Wallace and Guy Porter also agreeing moves to Welford Road.

Moroni, an outside back who can play at centre, wing or full-back, will join the East Midlands outfit from his home nation of Argentina.

He made his Test debut in 2014 against Scotland and has made more than 40 appearances for Los Pumas, including two successive Rugby World Cup campaigns in 2015 and 2019.

The entertaining back was a member of the inaugural Jaguares squad in Super Rugby, who he has represented for five seasons and featured in the 2019 Super Rugby Final against the Crusaders alongside his future Tigers team-mate Tomás Lavanini.

Speaking about the signing of Moroni, Leicester Tigers director of rugby Geordan Murphy said: “Matias is an exciting addition to our group here at Tigers and we are looking forward to welcoming him to Leicester.

“He has carved out an impressive career in the southern hemisphere, as well as featuring as a regular member of the Argentina squad since making his international debut and brings with him a wealth of experience.

“Our conversations with Matias have shown him to be an impressive man, who will contribute to what we are building at Leicester Tigers off the pitch, as well as on the pitch with his work ethic and skillset.

“It’s exciting to confirm his signature and we are looking forward to having him link-up with the new look group we have put together at Tigers, led by a well-balanced coaching group who can get the best out of them and see this club back to where we belong.”

-Planet Rugby 

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