Aviva Premiership: Allen relishing new season with Lamb

Leicester Tigers centre Anthony Allen Ryan Lamb

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Leicester Tigers centre Anthony Allen says he is looking forward to playing in a backline once again with the club’s new fly-half Ryan Lamb.

The English pair made their names during their time at Kingsholm with Gloucester but went separate ways when they both left the Cherry and Whites back in 2009.

Having had spells with London Irish and Northampton, Lamb has decided to make the switch to the Saints? bitter rivals Leicester, who managed to beat their East Midlands nemesis in the Aviva Premiership Grand Final at Twickenham last season.

Lamb struggled to earn a regular place in the starting XV at Franklin?s Gardens and he will face a similar battle with Toby Flood at the top of the fly-half pecking order at Welford Road.

Nonetheless, Allen is pleased to be playing alongside Lamb once again and feels Leicester is a place where the stand-off can really get his game back on track.

He told Sky Sports: “I am looking forward to linking back up with Ryan, he came on in the final for Northampton so it was quite nice to play against him as it has been over the years.

“Hopefully he can settle down at the club – as obviously he has been around a few clubs – really work on his game, push on and develop a bit more.

“I think he is at the right club to do that and you never know what could happen.”

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