Freddie Burns to make Leicester Tigers return ahead of 2021/22 season

Freddie Burns previously played for Leicester Tigers between 2014 and 2017
Freddie Burns previously played for Leicester Tigers between 2014 and 2017

Leicester Tigers have confirmed that fly-half Freddie Burns will return to the Gallagher Premiership club ahead of the 2021/22 season.

Burns last played for the Tigers between 2014 and 2017 during which he played 75 appearances for the club scoring 603 points. The 30-year-old made his professional rugby debut with Gloucester Rugby in 2007 and after seven seasons with the Cherry and Whites he made a switch to Leicester Tigers.

After racking up over 50 appearances for Bath, Burns was recently seen playing for Toyota Industries Shuttles after joining the Japanese club in 2020.

“I can’t wait to be back in Leicester and part of the club again," he told the club's official website.

“I can see the changes in the team and clear identity of the squad with Steve and want to be a part of that.

“I am coming back to compete and want to be playing in the Premiership once again.

“Tigers fans are so passionate and I always had such a good connection with them, they are definitely a reason why I want to come back to the club.”

Burns also played five Tests for England between 2012 and 2014 and also represented England Under 20 and England Saxons in the past.

Leicester Tigers are positioned eighth in the Gallagher Premiership table with seven wins from 14 games and will lock horns with Newcastle Falcons in the 15th round at Mattioli Woods Welford Road on 28th March.