Bell leaves Jersey for Tigers


Jersey full-back Tommy Bell is leaving the club this week after signing for Aviva Premiership side Leicester Tigers.

Bell (pictured below) joined Jersey in the summer and has shown impressive form in the opening weeks of the Greene King IPA Championship campaign, earning a place on the short-list for the September Player of the Month award.

Bell V Roth

Jersey RFC Chairman Bill Dempsey said the club had agreed to honour a clause in Bell's contract which allowed him to consider any interest from a Premiership club.

"We are very sorry to lose Tommy, he has been one of our stand-out players," Dempsey said. "I think we knew that he would probably end up leaving Jersey and returning to the Premiership, although we hoped this wouldn't have been until the end of this season.

"Having said that, Tommy's form has shown he is definitely capable of playing at the top level of the domestic game and we have no wish to stand in the way of his ambitions - we'd like to thank him for the contribution he's made since coming to Jersey in June, and wish him all the best for the future."

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