London Irish sign Tommy Bell from Leicester

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London Irish have announced the signing of Tommy Bell from Leicester Tigers ahead of next season.

Bell has penned what the Exiles describe as a "long-term deal" and will offer an option at fly-half and fullback.

"I am delighted to be joining London Irish next season," Bell, 23, said. "The training facilities and infrastructure is very impressive and, having met the coaches, there is a clear vision of where they want to take the club which is exciting."

Bell has experience of the top flight at Sale, Wasps and now the Tigers and Exiles' head of rugby development Glenn Delaney is looking forward to his arrival.

"Tommy is an excellent addition to our squad for next season," Delaney said. "He has great game management skills and is an outstanding goal kicker, who will bolster our backline options."