O'Connor hails Denton arrival

14 February 2018 10:19:09 EST

Leicester Tigers head coach Matt O'Connor expects new signing, Scotland back-row forward David Denton, to prove to be a big hit at Welford Road next season.

The 28-year-old recently confirmed that he would leave Worcester Warriors at the end of the current campaign, with Denton quickly agreeing a move across the Midlands to link up with the Tigers.

We think there is still more improvement to come in his game.

Matt O'Connor

And O'Connor expects the versatile back-rower to impress, while also believing that there is more to come from Denton.

He told the club's official website: "We're delighted that David has agreed to come to Leicester.

"He is a top-quality player with a lot of experience at the highest level and we think there is still more improvement to come in his game.

"He has a useful skill-set in possession, he is a physical player, he is a good age profile for us and is just the kind of player we've been looking to add to our options in the forward pack."

Leicester have enjoyed mixed fortunes in the Aviva Premiership so far this season, winning seven games and losing seven to lie in eighth place in the table to appear set to miss out on the end-of-season play-offs.

They also struggled in the European Champions Cup, finishing bottom of Pool 4 by losing five of their six games.

The Tigers are currently available at 40/1 to win the Aviva Premiership Grand Final this season, with Exeter Chiefs 2/1 and Bath 25/1.

View all Rugby Union betting