Jake Kerr to make Leicester Tigers exit after early release

Leicester Tigers head coach Steve Borthwick
Leicester Tigers head coach Steve Borthwick

Leicester Tigers have confirmed that hooker Jake Kerr will leave the club after granted an early release from contract.

Kerr made his debut for the Tigers in the 2017/18 season and has gone on to play 46 times for the club including 27 Premiership games. He was called up to Scotland's Six Nations squad in 2019 by head coach Gregor Townsend and made a solitary Test appearance for the Dark Blues during the encounter against Italy.

Leicester Tigers head coach Steve Borthwick thanked Kerr for his contribution to the club and wished him good luck for his future endeavours.

"On behalf of everyone at the club, thank him for his contribution to Leicester Tigers.”

“Jake progressed from National League player to international front-rower while at the club and has given a great deal to Tigers, on and off the pitch, during his time in Leicester.

“These decisions are not made lightly and we are fortunate to have strength in depth at hooker in our senior squad, including promising youngsters in the position, who have allowed us to come to this agreement in allowing Jake the early release.

“We wish Jake well in his next chapter.”

Leicester Tigers are at the eighth place in the Gallagher Premiership table with eight wins from 16 games and will face Northampton next on 24th April.