Leicester make double signing

Date published: October 19 2015

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Leicester Tigers have signed Tonga's Telusa Veainu until the end of season, while Canada's Djustice Sears-Duru has joined on trial.

The Leicester Mercury report that Veainu, who starred at the Rugby World Cup for his country scoring four tries during the pool stages, will arrive at the club this week.

"Telusa has been outstanding at the World Cup and the amount of metres made and defenders beaten were second in the whole of the tournament," director of rugby Richard Cockerill told the Leicester Mercury.

"Aaron (Mauger) and Scott (Hansen, defence coach) have worked with him briefly at Canterbury in the ITM, and he has played for the Crusaders and the Highlanders and is at the Rebels at the minute.

"He has pace and he can finish, and he is still only 24. We need that threat out wide and, with the way we are trying to play, he will give us another option.

"We have to make sure all of the paperwork is right and we will then get him training and on board."

Sears-Duru, 21, has joined on a month's trial after Michele Rizzo's season-ending injury and with Marcos Ayerza away at the Rugby World Cup and Logovi'i Mulipola picking up an injury during Sunday's win over London Irish.

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