Tigers quiet on link with Brad Thorn
August 18, 2014
Could Brad Thorn line up for the Tigers? © Getty Images
Leicester Tigers boss Richard Cockerill would not be drawn on rumours linking his side with All Black Brad Thorn.
Reports in Sunday's Rugby Paper linked Leicester with a move for the veteran second-row. If the move materialises, Thorn would bring a wealth of experience to the Tigers having won the World Cup, Super Rugby and the Heineken Cup with Leinster in 2012.
But despite the rumours claiming the Tigers are closing in on his signature, Cockerill straight-batted questions surrounding the club's interest in the wake of their pre-season defeat to Nottingham. He told the Leicester Mercury: "I don't have a contract with Brad Thorn's signature on, so I don't want to comment."
The Western Force announced the signing of Steve Mafi on Friday but Cockerill said the announcement "was premature". "The Mafi thing is a little bit premature from the Western Force's end," said Cockerill. "That [move] will happen but he is still our player and we hold his registration."
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