Leicester statement: Olowofela exits Tigers with immediate effect
Leicester prospect Jordan Olowofela has left the Gallagher Premiership champions with immediate effect and has joined Nottingham ahead of the 2022/23 Championship season. The winger made his Tigers top-flight debut in September 2018 but has only featured twice under Steve Borthwick – two August 2020 Premiership appearances for the club before loan spells followed in Australia and Wales.
A Leicester statement read: “Jordan Olowofela will join Nottingham Rugby ahead of the 2022/23 season. The outside-back made 41 senior appearances for Leicester Tigers since his senior debut in 2017 after graduating from the club’s academy programme.
“Olowofela spent the 2020/21 campaign on loan at Western Force, the Australian Super Rugby side, and the 2021/22 season on loan with Welsh club Dragons. The 24-year-old joins the Championship club, of which Tigers announced a formal Performance Partnership during last season, effective immediately.”
Borthwick said: “I want to thank Jordan for his contribution to Tigers and, on behalf of everybody at the club, wish him well in his next chapter with Nottingham. He was a part of the foundation period in this journey we are on as a club and I am grateful for what he has given, on and off the field, to Tigers.
“We are fortunate to have a wonderful working relationship with a club like Nottingham, headed up by Craig Hammond, and I am looking forward to seeing him continue his development at the club.”
Confirmation of the departure of Olowofela came on the same Tuesday morning that Leicester learned they will begin the defence of their Premiership title at Exeter on September 10 followed by a home match against Newcastle. Borthwick added: “We are very excited for the new Gallagher Premiership Rugby season and the challenges that come with being a part of one of rugby’s most competitive leagues.
“Kicking off our campaign away from home against a quality outfit like Exeter Chiefs will be a great opportunity to test ourselves from the opening round against a side of their calibre before being back at Mattioli Woods Welford Road with all of our supporters in the second round for an exciting clash with Newcastle.”
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