Select Edition

Northern Northern
Southern Southern
Global Global
New Zealand New Zealand
France France

Leicester statement: Olowofela exits Tigers with immediate effect

By Liam Heagney
(Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)

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.”

Video Spacer

Eddie Jones explains the Danny Care substitute was completely tactical

Video Spacer

Eddie Jones explains the Danny Care substitute was completely tactical

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.”


Join free



Trending on RugbyPass


As part of a series of planned improvements, we will need you to reset your RugbyPass password from 22/06/24 to continue commenting on articles.

You don’t need to change anything until that time.

Thank you,


Be the first to comment...

Join free and tell us what you really think!

Sign up for free

Latest Features

Comments on RugbyPass

Tim 4 hours ago
'It’s a mental thing': Joe Schmidt on the Wallabies' flyhalf issues

Ben Donaldson had not played Super Rugby for the past eight weeks. Surely, he was playing Shute Shield for Randwick in that time to keep up the fitness…?? Eight weeks is a long break to be thrust in against a hungry skillful side like Georgia who deserve to be in the “7 Nations”. (Italy, Wales & Scotland v Georgia, can’t wait to see those ones). In the second test against Wales, Donaldson was put on for nine minutes. That was a mistake from the coaching team, who already knew he was starting the following week against Georgia. They should have put him on for 20-25 minutes, with Nick Whyte at halfback, and their combination from the Force would have flowed. Donaldsons first 20 minutes against Georgia was a shocker. However, well done to Joe Schmidt for keeping him out there because Donaldsons game improved as the rust came off, he was hammered a few times and handled it and he came into his groove. He made mistakes which they will all learn from. Ben Donaldson is a naturally talented rugby player who the Wallabies have to stick with at no.10. “Over the black Dot-aldson” is a good nick name for him with his awesome goal kicking style. It looks as though, off the boot, it’s going to hit the post. Then it just curves in beautifully every time, once he is in the groove. Donaldsons play this season for the Force, with Kurtley and co., was amazing to watch. Kurtley making one of the best comebacks in history. Donaldson has to be played consistently with Flash Gordon, Big LEN, McReight, Tupou, Kellaway. Oh, that’s right, there is Bell, Kerevi, Petaia (This list does go on a bit). Donaldson will be slotting these weapons into gaps, and into the clear, before we know it… One more thing which I will just assume is happening, just include JOC in the Wallabies squad. He is a rugby genius. His skills, wisdom and experience would be infectious around the Wallabies relatively inexperienced backline. JOC has mastered the art of all the positions long ago. JOC is so skilled and match fit atm taking THE REDS, at no.10, within a point of beating Wales. He can come off the bench and slot into the backline for the Wallabies at 10, 12, 13 or 15 at any stage of a test match. Ummm yeah, not bad… I am assuming that BIG JOE, Laurie “Gandalf” Fischer, Mike “The scrum Doctor” Cron and the team obviously already know all this. I am just a passionate rugby union supporter, and I am very happy that these guys are in charge of the coaching duties, what a coaching team the Wallabies have been blessed with. (Good luck with selecting the match day 23 when Will Skelton, who was playing amazing rugby for La Rochelle, and the boys return from Europe/Japan, Samu Kerevi…???) Now just imagine having Bernie Larkham, Toutai Kefu, Nathan Grey and John “Nobody” Eales as your coaching apprentices… GO AUSTRALIAN RUGBY… Doing a great job Phil Waugh, Joe Roff, Dan Herbert and the team. An amazing three years ahead. GO THE WALLABIES… GO THE WALLAROOS… GO THE 7’s in Paris…

2 Go to comments
TRENDING Eddie Jones' Japan humbled by Italy in Sapporo Eddie Jones' Japan humbled by Italy in Sapporo