Leicester 'thrilled' to sign young trio

Leicester have confirmed the signings of prop Kieran Brookes, lock Graham Kitchener and scrum-half Micky Young.

The trio are with the England Saxons squad in the Churchill Cup. Brookes, 20, and Young, 22, both move to Welford Road from Newcastle Falcons while the 21-year-old Kitchener joins from Worcester. "We're delighted to add such promising talent," Tigers head coach Richard Cockerill said.

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