Julian Salvi: Leicester Tigers flanker to leave club

Julian Salvi

Julian Salvi is leaving Leicester at the end of the season, director of rugby Richard Cockerill has confirmed.

The 29-year-old Australian flanker's contract runs out in the summer and he had been in talks with the club about extending his deal.

But Cockerill told BBC Radio Leicester: "The saga around that is what it is. Julian is moving on - that's life."

Salvi, who has been linked with a move to France and Exeter Chiefs, joined Leicester in 2011.

Tigers have one more league game in the regular Premiership season, but if they beat fierce rivals Northampton on Saturday they will be involved in the play-offs.

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