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David Denton says the security of signing a three-year contract was a big factor in why he signed for Leicester.


The backrow will be leaving Worcester at the end of the season to join their Premiership rivals.

“Yeah it is very exciting. That is the other side of the argument when you are sat down and you’re not playing very much and you are injured. You are not really sure what your future is and what club you’re going to be at. So when the opportunity came for me to go to Leicester, particularly signing a three-year deal was big for me, so that I can settle down with the club and really dig my roots in. I am looking forward to it”, Denton said.

“It’s been a great month and I am very grateful that it has been a good month. I did learn how quickly things can change in professional sport and it did for me – all of a sudden you’ve been injured for a bit, you’re out of favour with the national team, I wasn’t sure what I was doing club-wise. Then for me to be able to get a run of games together, get back playing for Scotland and a sign a long-term deal with a huge club like Leicester is great.”

Denton had some time in the international wilderness while at Bath, but his form for Worcester this season meant a recall and he can now look forward to the Calcutta Cup game against England this weekend.

Denton watched the last encounter between the sides at a friend’s house and he’s desperate to be part of a team that will try and avenge that 61-21 defeat at Twickenham.

“A lot of the guys who played in that game were my mates. You don’t want to see them going through what they did that day. We were a much better team than that result showed last year. We went on to win the next game (against Italy) and it’s a testament to the character in the squad. That was a tough one. We need to make sure that doesn’t happen again.”


Scotland’s last 6 Nations victory over England was ten years ago and Eddie Jones’ side are favourites to prevail again.

“We’d have to be above 95 per cent I’d say at least (to beat England). You put in the best performance you can and then the result should hopefully take care of itself.”

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