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Leicester Tigers flanker Croft to miss rest of the season

Croft, 27, has won 38 caps and toured twice with the British and Irish Lions Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Leicester Tigers flanker Tom Croft has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to a knee injury.

The England international has undergone surgery after suffering an injury during Tigers' Aviva Premiership win over Worcester Warriors last weekend.

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Tom Croft becomes patron of new Burton Rugby Academy

Leicester Tigers and England flanker, Tom Croft Credit: ITV Central

Leicester Tigers flanker Tom Croft attended the official opening of the new Burton Rugby Football Club Academy today, to celebrate his appointment as patron.

Tom Croft, who also plays for England, arrived at the academy this afternoon and got involved in coaching the teams.

It’s hoped that Tom’s role at the club will inspire a new generation of young rugby players, at one of the world’s longest established rugby union clubs.

Tom Croft made his debut at Leicester Tigers in 2005 and began playing for England during the 2008 Six Nations Championship.