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Jim Richards extends Leicester Tigers stay

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Leicester Tigers have announced that Welsh hooker Jim Richards will stay at the club on an extended loan, which is available until the end of the season.

The 27-year-old has been on loan from Newport for the past two months, making a big impact in his last three games by touching down two tries.

Tigers director of rugby Dean Richards said: "We've been delighted with his progress since he came to the club at the start of the season.

"He's a bit of a Richard Cockerill in many ways. He's very skilful and enthusiastic, so it's good news that he's signed."



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