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French move for Tigers back McPhillips

Johnny McPhillips has scored 58 points in 21 senior appearances for Leicester Tigers since signing from Ulster in June 2019

Leicester Tigers stand-off Johnny McPhillips is to leave to join French second-tier side Carcassonne.

The 24-year-old Newcastle-born former Ireland Under-20 international will complete his move at the imminent conclusion of the 2020-21 season.

McPhillips was in the Tigers team that came through the first two rounds of the European Challenge Cup in April.

But he was then left out when Tigers’ first-choice outside-half George Ford returned from England duty.

Tigers head coach Steve Borthwick said: “We wish Johnny all the best at Carcassonne. On behalf of everyone at Leicester Tigers, I thank Johnny for his contribution to our club on and off the pitch.”

Tigers, sixth in the Premiership, finish their campaign with a local derby against Wasps in Coventry this Saturday.

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