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'Blown away': Leicester snap up little known Kiwi Sean Jansen

By Liam Heagney
(Photo by William Booth/Getty Images)

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Double-chasing Leicester have bolstered their back row options ahead of the business end of the season by snapping up the relatively unknown Sean Jansen on a short-term contract. The 22-year-old joins Tigers from the Otago Rugby Football Union in New Zealand.

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A Leicester statement read: “Capable of playing across the back row, Jansen attended Otago Boys High and played his junior rugby with North Island RFC and represented North Otago. In 2021, the Dunedin-born forward won Otago’s development forward of the year award. Jansen joins Tigers effective immediately.”

Jansen said: “I was blown away when the offer first came and after a chat with Steve (Borthwick), I was even more excited about this opportunity to join a club as big as Leicester Tigers.”

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