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The Leicester Tigers confirmed Sunday that Blaine Scully has received a four-month extension starting September 1.

Scully, who is now in camp with the USA team for the World Cup Qualifiers with Canada, impressed Director of Rugby Richard Cockerill with his work rate, power, and defense. Scully has also proved to be an eager and willing student.

“I am definitely enjoying my experience at Leicester,” Scully told RUGBYMag.com. “It is a special club with a strong culture and a real sense of who they are and what they do. The team is made up of a great group of men who work hard and get better every day.”

Scully has been bouncing between the USA 7s and 15s teams. But the new deal with Leicester likely means his 7s Eagles days are done for the near future. Still, playing both styles of game has helped him.

“I have found the 7s/15s experience instrumental in my development,” he said. “All you have to do is look at the All Blacks program to understand its value. And I really enjoyed playing in the JP Morgan 7s.”

In 15s, Scully made his debut for Leicester on Friday.

“It was our first preseason game with many making first appearance for the Tigers,” he said. “All in all it was good to get my first 80 in for the club. Now I am really looking forward to the World Cup Qualifiers!”