Exiles trap three Tigers

Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:56
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London Irish have signed Jimmy Stevens, Jonny Harris and Alex Lewington from Leicester Tigers on three-year deals.

London Irish have signed Jimmy Stevens, Jonny Harris and Alex Lewington from Leicester Tigers on three-year deals.

All three players have been dual registered with Nottingham in the Championship this season where they have helped the Midlands side with their push for promotion.

Jimmy Stevens, 22, appeared for the Tigers in the Heineken Cup in the home win over Aironi in January 2012. He was also a regular feature in the Tigers LV=Cup side this season.

A promising young prop from Norfolk, Jonny Harris made his first-team debut for Tigers as a replacement for England international Dan Cole in the Premiership win over Leeds at Welford Road in November 2009.

Harris picked up an Aviva Premiership 'A' League winner's medal with Tigers in 2010/11. He has also been capped by England at U19 level.

The LV= Cup run of 2011/12 allowed former Nottingham High School pupil Alex Lewington to show his abilities in a Leicester Tigers shirt.

He scored his first senior try with an excellent solo score in the Cup win at Harlequins and then started the semi-final victory over Bath.

He came through the Tigers Academy and picked up Premiership 'A' League winner's medals along with Harris in 2010/11. He has been capped by England at U16 and U18 levels.

London Irish Director of Rugby, Brian Smith said: "Glenn Delaney has worked closely with all three of these players and I've been impressed with what they've already achieved at Leicester and Nottingham.

"I'm sure we can develop them further and expect all three will be pushing for a place in our matchday squad. If they put their heads down, I have no doubt they can go on to higher honours."

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