■LE­ICES­TER TIGERS

The Rugby Paper - - Feature -

are set to turn to Aussie lock Steve Cum­mins in a bid to add some depth to their squad.

Cum­mins has just signed a new deal with the Mel­bourne Rebels, who have agreed to al­low him to take up a short deal with the Tigers.

The 25 year-old who has played for Aus­tralia at school­boy, U19 and U20 level is likely to spend three months at Welford Road.

Tigers boss Matt O’Con­nor has been look­ing to strengthen his squad since tak­ing over at the club in the sum­mer.

Mean­while Eng­land and Bri­tish Li­ons tight­head Dan Cole is close to do­ing a deal to stay with the club be­yond the end of the sea­son.

Cole, 30, a loyal ser­vant to the Tigers for the last decade is wait­ing to agree a cou­ple of points be­fore sign­ing.

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