Peter Betham: Leicester Tigers winger to join Clermont Auvergne


Peter Betham scored in Leicester’s Premiership semi-final defeat by Wasps

Peter Betham has left Leicester Tigers less than five months after signing a new deal and joined Clermont Auvergne.

The Australia winger, 28, has agreed a two-year contract with the French side, starting in July.

Betham seemingly committed to Tigers in January, saying: “I have found a home here and wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.”

However, he has now opted to join the European Cup finalists, who hope to become French champions on Sunday.

Clermont play Toulon in the Top 14 final after last Saturday’s 37-31 win over Racing 92.

When news of Betham’s new contract at Welford Road was announced, he said: “I’m ecstatic. I am very humbled and blessed to be able to spend a couple more years here.”

But in a statement on Clermont’s website