Leicester bring in two Chiefs

Date published: June 4 2015

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Leicester Tigers have confirmed the signings of two new players in Exeter hooker Greg Bateman and Kiwi scrum-half Jono Kitto.

Bateman will join from Exeter after two seasons at Sandy Park where he made just two starts for the club, while Kitto arrives from the Chiefs' development squad and is a former New Zealand U20 international.

"Greg knows we have a very competitive group of front-rowers at this club, but he says he wants to come here and develop and test himself in that company," said Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill.

"He has already gained useful Aviva Premiership experience and we look forward to his arrival this summer."

Kitto follows in the footsteps of Chiefs teammate Mike Fitzgerald, who will also head to Welford Road ahead of next season.

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