Clayton Blommetjies signs for Leicester Tigers

Adam Kyriacou

Premiership strugglers Leicester Tigers have moved to sign Clayton Blommetjies from PRO14 side the Scarlets as injury cover in the backline.

The 28-year-old, from Paarl in South Africa, plays full-back or wing and moved to the Scarlets after previous spells with Boland Cavaliers, Blue Bulls and Free State Cheetahs. He was among the leading members of the Cheetahs squad in their first PRO14 season in 2017/18.

Speaking at the club’s Oval Park training ground, Blommetjies told LTTV: “I think I will fit in nicely at Leicester Tigers.

“I will do my best and give 100% in everything I do for the rest of the season.”

Tigers head coach Geordan Murphy said: “Injuries have stretched us with Mathew Tait’s retirement and the long-term absence of Adam Thompstone and Telusa Veainu so we’ve been looking to add to our options in the back three and we’re happy that Clayton has come in to join that group.”

Blommetjies has gained representative honours with South Africa Students and South Africa U20s as well as the Barbarians.

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