Jordan Taufua agrees to revised contract with Leicester Tigers

Leicester Tigers director of rugby Geordan Murphy
Leicester Tigers director of rugby Geordan Murphy

Leicester Tigers have confirmed that back-row Jordan Taufua has agreed to a revised contract with the Gallagher Premiership club.

Taufua joined Leicester Tigers in 2019 and was among the six players to not agree to the new pay terms for the 2020/21 season following the financial crisis created by the pandemic coronavirus.

However, the 28-year-old was given a deadline of 30th June after he was quarantined following a return from New Zealand and has now agreed for an amended contract with undisclosed length.

"Jordan has said from the outset that he wanted to be a part of Leicester Tigers moving forward," director of rugby Geordan Murphy told the club website.

"We are entering a new period in the Tigers history with a new look coaching team, committed group of players and exciting crop of youngsters taking their first steps on their professional rugby journey.

"I have said throughout this process that tough times make tough people and Leicester Tigers will come out the other side with a playing, coaching and staff group of committed individuals who are passionate about this club and want to be a part of seeing it back to where it belongs."

Earlier, Manu Tuilagi, who made a switch to Sale Sharks along with Kyle Eastmond, Telusa Veainu, Greg Bateman and Noel Read have confirmed their exit from the club.