Matt Cornwell knows Leicester Tigers culture - Cohen

Chief executive Simon Cohen says the fact Matt Cornwell understands the Leicester Tigers culture played a big part in the decision to re-sign him.

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Matt has developed as a player in the time he has been away

Simon Cornwell

The 27-year-old centre/fly-half spent four years at Welford Road from 2004, before joining Exeter and Northampton.

He will return to Tigers after a spell with Italian Super 10 side Mogliano.

Cohen told BBC Radio Leicester: "Matt will train really hard and work really hard and do a great job for the environment and the culture."

The Tigers chief executive added: "Richard Cockerill [director of rugby] is very careful and protective about the Leicester culture.

"He thinks it is really important and Matt understands that culture.

"Matt has developed as a player in the time he has been away and will do a job on the park as well."