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Dragons sign Tigers’ Olowofela on loan

Jordan Olowofela came through Leicester’s youth set-up with his twin brother Ryan, who has played for Northampton Saints and England Sevens

Dragons have signed wing Jordan Olowofela on loan from Leicester Tigers for the 2021-22 season.

The 23-year-old spent the summer on loan from Leicester at Australian team Western Force.

“It’s a great opportunity for me to develop my game further and I can’t wait to get started,” said Olowofela.

Dragons boss Dean Ryan thanked Leicester for the loan and described Olowofela as “a different option for us in the back three”.

“It’s a great opportunity for me to develop my game further and I can’t wait to get started,” said the player.

Ryan added: “We were really fortunate that Jordan became available. He was on loan at Western Force and when he came back was looking at restricted game opportunities.

“He is very rapid and I know him through the England pathway and sometimes that transition from being a young man to being a frontline Premiership player can be tough.

“Leicester sign players like Nemani Nadolo and it becomes tougher to get 15 games a year. He has a high desire to get out and play because that’s a place to learn.

“That’s something we can offer more than anybody else, we can offer opportunities for him to play and continue to develop.”

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