Tigers snap up McCaffrey

Date published: May 5 2015

Leicester Tigers have confirmed the signing of back-row forward Lachlan McCaffrey, with the Australian set to join the club from London Welsh.

Able to play on either flank or number eight, McCaffrey is a former Australia U20s representative and had spells with Super Rugby franchises the Waratahs, Western Force and Brumbies before spending 2014/15 in England with London Welsh.

The 25-year-old is English qualified and will join up with his new team-mates at Tigers in the off-season in preparation for the new Premiership campaign.

"Lachlan is an athletic, ball-playing back-rower with the ability to play in a few positions, which is important in the squad," said boss Richard Cockerill.

"He's had some experience of the English club game this season and we think there is more to come from him in this environment."