Leicester Tigers: Anthony Allen keen to remain involved with club

Anthony Allen
Anthony Allen made seven Premiership appearances for Leicester Tigers in 2014-15

Anthony Allen has said he would like to stay involved with Leicester Tigers in a coaching capacity.

Allen, who won two England caps, has been forced to retire at the age of 28 because of a knee injury.

"I'm discussing it with the club and hopefully we can sort something out, to help out - maybe with the younger lads," he told BBC Radio Leicester.

"There are a few other things on the backburner but my first love is rugby and I'd love to stick in it if I can."

Allen played 124 times for Leicester after joining from Gloucester in 2009 and appeared in four Premiership finals, winning two of them.

"The support has all been a bit overwhelming really. It's been quite incredible and I'm grateful for that," he said.

"My new challenge, whatever it might be, I'm really looking forward to."

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