New deal for Harrison

Date published: April 1 2015

Leicester Tigers scrum-half Sam Harrison has agreed terms on a fresh contract at the Welford Road outfit, the club announced on Wednesday.

Harrison, 24, came through the Tigers academy to make his first-team debut in 2009 and has now topped 70 appearances for the Premiership giants.

A former England age-group international who played his early rugby with John Cleveland College in Hinckley, Harrison follows Test trio Marcos Ayerza, Tom Youngs and Dan Cole, plus Owen Williams, Graham Kitchener, Fraser Balmain, Harry Thacker, Riccardo Brugnara and Tiziano Pasquali in re-signing.

"Sam is Leicester Tigers through and through, and it is important to us to retain a Leicester core within the squad," director of rugby Richard Cockerill said.

"His attitude to his work is first class and Sam is continuing to improve as a player. He has the respect of his team-mates and he has added a leadership role in a young side in the Cup fixtures this season.

"I'm sure he will continue to develop with us in the future."