Ford to make Tigers return

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England fly-half George Ford has agreed to rejoin Leicester Tigers for the start of next season in a deal which will see Freddie Burns move to Bath.

Ford has been linked with a switch away from Bath since the Premiership club sacked his father Mike Ford as head coach last May and the Tigers emerged as front-runners for the 23-year-old.

Leicester on Tuesday confirmed their star academy graduate will head back to Welford Road, with Burns moving in the opposite direction to join his hometown club.