Leicester Tigers sign former England full-back Mike Brown

Leicester Tigers sign former Harlequins and England full-back Mike Brown on a short-term deal as Richard Wigglesworth adds cover during the Six Nations

  • Mike Brown has been without a club since the Falcons didn’t extend his deal
  • The Tigers took him on trial and gave him a chance to prove his fitness
  • They have now secured him to a short term deal during the Six Nations  

Mike Brown has signed a short-term deal with Leicester after Sportsmail revealed the former England full-back had joined the Tigers on a trial basis.

Brown, who won 72 international caps, had been without a club after leaving Newcastle at the end of last season. He previously had a glittering 16-year spell with Harlequins.

Now the 37-year-old is back in English club rugby after joining Leicester and will provide back-line cover at Welford Road. 

Leicester Tigers have confirmed the signing of Mike Brown (L) on a short-term contract

‘To join a club like this with all its history is amazing,’ Brown said. ‘When Leicester offer you the chance to go into the environment, it is a hard one to turn down.

‘To get the chance to come into the environment has been great so far and a really positive experience for me.

‘I have felt sharp and I still believe I have a part to play in the game. I didn’t believe it was my time to stop because I felt good and I still feel good. I have been staying fit.’

Brown, pictured in training on Tuesday, made 72 appearances for his country 

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