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Waldrom extends Leicester stay

Leicester number eight Thomas Waldrom has signed a new contract with the Aviva Premiership club.

The 28-year-old, who was born in New Zealand but was called into the England squad as an injury replacement during last year's World Cup, recently made his 50th appearance for the Tigers in an LV= Cup match against Newcastle, scoring a try as the east midlands side progressed to the semi-finals.

The club did not confirm the length of the contract in their press release and could not immediately be reached to confirm the information on Wednesday morning.

Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill said: "Thomas has fitted in very well here. We knew he was a very good player when we first brought him to the club and he has developed well in his time with us.

"He brings some different qualities to the back-row combinations in the squad and we think he'll continue to get better and better working within the Tigers environment.

Waldrom said: "I've really enjoyed my rugby with Leicester over the last two seasons and I am very happy to agree a new contract.

"I have a lot to thank the club for because I would not have got where I am now without Leicester Tigers. Everyone at the club has helped me and my family settle in the area, and the supporters have been great to me.

"Now I'm looking forward to the rest of the season and we just want to make the most of our opportunities."


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