Leicester Tigers agree deal for flanker Julian Salvi

Leicester Tigers have agreed to sign Australian flanker Julian Salvi.

The 25-year-old, who has just finished the Super 15 season with the Brumbies, is joining as an injury dispensation signing following Craig Newby's injury.

Salvi made more than 50 appearances for the Brumbies either side of a season in the Premiership with Bath Rugby.

Director of rugby Richard Cockerill said: "We're delighted. Julian enjoyed a good season in England and has been a major performer in Australia too."

Cockerill added: "Losing a player of Craig Newby's influence and experience is a blow to the squad, especially during a World Cup year when we are likely to be without a number of senior players.

"But we see Julian as a very good addition to the squad. He will join us by the end of July and his previous experience in this country should allow him to fit in pretty quickly."

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