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Luke Hamilton will link up with Leicester this summer

Luke Hamilton will link up with Leicester this summer

Luke Hamilton will link up with Leicester this summer

Leicester have announced the signing of back-row forward Luke Hamilton from French club Agen.

Hamilton, a former Wales Under-20 international who previously played for the Scarlets and Cardiff Blues, will move to Welford Road this summer.

Leicester rugby director Richard Cockerill said: " We have been looking for another player to join our back-row options with Jordan Crane and Laurence Pearce moving on next season, and we are delighted that Luke has now agreed to join us.

"He can play across the back-row and gives us some good options there.

" He is a young man with some good experience in club rugby in Wales, and he has done very well in the testing environment of French rugby."

Hamilton, 24, will join a number of new arrivals at the Tigers next term, including international backs JP Pietersen and Matt Toomua.

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