|Photo Leicester Mercury: USA fullback Blaine Scully|
USA Eagles winger Blaine Scully arrived at the Leicester Tigers on a trial and after subsequently signing a four month contract the Californian has gone on to sign for the remainder of the season and may remain thereafter.
The club is home to some notable players in Scully´s positions of wing and fullback. Players include former English international Mathew Tait, non-capped but highly rated Englishmen Adam Thompstone and Miles Benjamin, twenty-three time capped Argentine winger Gonzalo Camacho, former All Black Scott Hamilton, uncapped Irish winger Niall Morris and the twenty-nine time capped Fijian Vereniki Goneva.
Scully has been capped fifteen times thus far by the USA. He made his debut in a Churchill Cup fixture against Russia in 2011 and would go on to start in two of the USA´s four matches at the World Cup that year. His most recent appearance was in November when he started in the wins over Georgia and Russia.