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Thursday May 25, 2023

Harry Potter to ‘disapparate’ to Australia

Harry Potter has announced his return to Australia this summer, as he parts ways with Leicester Tigers.

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Potter was a key member of the side that lifted the Premiership trophy in 2022. His exploits that season gained him plenty of admirers as he became a firm favourite with fans and commentators alike thanks to his try scouting ability and his rather famous name. No one will forget this moment of magic:

A statement from the Tigers read: “Leicester Tigers can confirm that Harry Potter will leave the club in the summer. The 25-year-old will leave after mutual agreement between the player and club for an early release from his contract to return to Australia.

“Potter played for Sydney University, the NSW Country Eagles and Melbourne Rising in Australia’s National Rugby Championship before joining the Melbourne Rebels in 2019.

“The outside back joined Tigers in the summer of 2020 and made 67 appearances after debuting in August 2020. Potter started the 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership final victory over Saracens.”

Potter, clearly full of admiration for the club, had the following to add: “I’m incredibly grateful to have been a part of this club for the past three years and to have shared in spectacular memories with everyone involved at Leicester Tigers. What this club has given me is far more than I could have ever imagined, not to mention winning a Premiership.

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“I owe the coaches a huge thank you, to be at the club while Tigers rose back to the top is so much down to them and I thank them for their mentorship and relentless hard work, in particular Steve for having faith and giving me the opportunity and helping shape the player I now am.

“The other staff in offices, gyms and on the grounds, make this club so strong and I appreciate everything they have done to have helped create this incredible experience. To our chairman Peter Tom, Tom Scott and the board, as well as all of the partners and sponsors, it has been an honour to be involved with what has been implemented over the past few seasons at Leicester Tigers.

“What makes this club even more great is the fans and the unbeatable place to play and the feeling of running out at Mattioli Woods Welford Road; the stamping above your head on the stands is truly unique. The Tigers family have welcomed me, and every single supporter makes this club so enjoyable to play for which I will miss being able to do – in front of the loudest and best crowd in the world.

“My teammates have been a bunch of guys that make up a proper team, being able to go out there with this group was a huge privilege and particularly when we win, a lot of fun. I am excited for what is next in my rugby career but also look forward to watching Leicester Tigers continue to go from strength to strength.”

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