Leonardo Ghiraldini says ex-Leicester men Alex Moreno and Martin Castrogiovanni helped convince him to join Tigers.
Former Leicester Tigers back-rower Michael Noone joins Jersey ahead of their third season in the Championship.
Northampton Saints will start the defence of their Premiership title at home to Gloucester on Friday, 5 September.
Leicester Tigers bolster their front-row options by signing Italy prop Michele Rizzo and Samoa's Aniseko Sio.
Assistant coach Geordan Murphy says the European Rugby Champions Cup will be a great challenge for Leicester Tigers.
Heineken Cup runners-up Saracens and Leicester Tigers are handed tough draws in the inaugural European Rugby Champions Cup.
Manly coach and former Rugby League player Phil Blake will join Leicester Tigers as defence coach next season.
Wales receive a blow ahead of their June tour to South Africa as Leicester fly-half Owen Williams is banned.
Leicester prop Dan Cole is a doubt for England's autumn internationals because of a neck injury.
Boss Richard Cockerill says Leicester need to find a way of keeping flanker Pablo Matera that suits both club and player.
Leicester boss Richard Cockerill confirms the signing of five players, headed by Gloucester fly-half Freddie Burns.
Leicester Tigers agree new contracts with several senior players, including Ed Slater, Louis Deacon and Anthony Allen.
Full-back Mike Brown is one of 21 players added to England's training squad despite straining a hamstring on Saturday.
Salesi Ma'afu and Owen Williams are cited after Saturday's fiery Premiership semi-final between Northampton and Leicester.
Northampton boss Jim Mallinder says beating Leicester in the Premiership semi-final is secondary to securing a major trophy.
Tom Wood scores a late try as 14-man Northampton fight back from 17-6 down to beat Leicester 21-20 and reach the Premiership final.
Jeremy Guscott runs the rule over Northampton v Leicester and Saracens v Harlequins in the semi-finals.
The Rugby Football Union overturn the red card issued to Saracens flanker Justin Melck in their defeat by Leicester.
Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill says matches against Northampton bring out the best in his side.
Leicester Tigers narrowly beat 14-man Saracens as both sides gear up for the Premiership play-offs.
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Former Bath centre Jeremy Guscott looks ahead to the centenary meeting of his former club and fierce rivals Leicester Tigers
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