8 December 2004
Leicester Tigers has today announced that the club has parted company with winger Steve Booth, who has suffered from a series of long-term injuries. Booth joined Tigers in August 2000, making a real impact by scoring a try on his debut against Rotherham.
He ended the 2001/02 season as Tigers' joint top Premiership try-scorer, along with Geordan Murphy with nine tries apiece, and in 2002/03 was the sole top try-scorer with 10 touchdowns in all competitions. He was voted the Zurich Premiership Player of The Month in January 2002.
Twenty-eight-year-old Booth played a total of 71 matches for Tigers, scoring 26 tries, whilst he also added an additional 64 points through his boot.
Steve joined Tigers from rugby league's Doncaster Dragons, having started his career as a rugby union player, representing Yorkshire Boys Schools at scrum-half, before going on to play for Yorkshire and Great Britain Academy in the rugby league code. He also played for Oulton ARL, before moving to Huddersfield Giants in 1995, making his debut in the Super League three years later.
The club would like to take this opportunity to wish Steve all the best with his future career.
Steve Booth factfile:
Full name: Steven (Steve) Elliott Booth
Born: September 18, 1976 in Pontefract
Physique: 5'8" (1,73m), 12st 8lb (80kg)
Rep honours: England 'A'
Previous clubs: Oulton ARL, Huddersfield Giants RL, Doncaster Dragons RL
Tigers debut: September 6, 2000 v Rotherham
Tigers record: 49+22 appearances, 26 tries - 194 points