Guy Porters signs with Leicester Tigers

by Leicester Tigers | July 20, 2020
Guy Porters signs with Leicester Tigers

Source:https://www.leicestertigers.com/news/signing-porter-200720

Our 2019 Shute Shield winning Captain, Guy Porter will team back up with Robert Taylor and Harry Potter as he signs with English Premiership side Leicester Tigers. 

English born Porter, began playing rugby for Rosslyn Park in London, before moving to Australia at seven years of age.

Porter who spent five seasons at SUFC, under the guidance of Taylor, signed for the ACT Brumbies after the 2019 season, with so many uncertains in the game right now, Porter has taken his opportunity to continue to play rugby at higher honours

Speaking about the addition of Porter, Leicester Tigers Director of Rugby Geordan Murphy said: “Guy has been making waves in Australian rugby since his schoolboy days and joins us from a successful Sydney University outfit.

“He comes highly recommended by Rob [Taylor] and, of what we have seen of him on the pitch, it is exciting to have a player of his promise join the club.

“Our conversations with Guy have been very impressive and he is an impressive young man who is intent on adding to our club and being a part of what we are building here at Tigers.

“He adds versatile depth to our backline and is a player who builds his game on hard work, which is what we are about here in Leicester.”

Porter said: “I have always wanted to play Premiership Rugby, so to do that at a club like Leicester Tigers is especially exciting.

“Coming to the northern hemisphere, I am looking forward to the physicality and different style of game which I believe I am suited to in efforts areas and that physicality.”

Porter admits he is still pinching himself at the opportunity to join a club with the legacy of Leicester’s.

“Some formidable players have helped build Leicester Tigers into an impressive club and I am excited to be a part of that,” he said.

“It hasn’t quite sunk in, getting the chance to rub shoulders with the likes of George Ford, Ben Youngs and Nemani Nadolo, and have the opportunity to learn from them.”

The 23-year-old was also quickly sold on the future of Tigers after his first conversation with Murphy and head coach Steve Borthwick.

“He is one of the world’s best coaches and I am excited to join a programme he is running,” Porter added.

“They were pretty candid about how successful they want Tigers to be and build an aspirational group at the club … they want people who are going to apply themselves and it was an easy sell for me.

“I was impressed with the vision they have and can’t wait to be a part of it.”

Porter will link up with his new team-mates ahead of the scheduled resumption of the 2019/20 season in mid-August.