George Ford joins Ellis Genge in signing new deal with Leicester Tigers

George Ford rejoined Leicester Tigers in 2017/18
George Ford rejoined Leicester Tigers in 2017/18

England international George Ford becomes the latest to recommit to Leicester Tigers after signing a new contract with the Gallagher Premiership club.

The news follows after Ellis Genge also penned a new deal with the Welford Road along with George Worth and Sam Aspland-Robinson.

Ford started his professional rugby career with Leicester Tigers in 2009 but moved to Bath Rugby in 2013 before he headed to Welford Road for a second stint in 2017. Overall, the England fly-half has made 88 appearances for the club scoring 810 points.

The 26-year-old has made 65 Test appearances for England since his debut in 2014 and was part of the 2015 and 2019 Rugby World Cup campaigns of the red rose team.

“I want to be successful, part of a team that is winning trophies … and in an environment that is doing that," Ford told the official site of the club.

“I love this club … it’s not anywhere near where people want it to be.

“If I didn’t believe we could make improvements, it might have been a different story, but I genuinely believe that

“I believe in sticking it out through tough times and coming out at the other end.”

Meanwhile, fullback Worth has been part of the Tigers since 2016 and had loan stints with Coventry and Nottingham while Aspland-Robinson has featured for the club 14 times after being part of Leicester since 2018.