Heineken Champions Cup side Leicester Tigers have signed experienced full-back Mike Brown on a short-term deal.

The 72-time England international will have two months to settle in on the domestic stage before Leicester host Edinburgh Rugby in the Heineken Champions Cup Round of 16 on March 31.

Formerly of Harlequins and Newcastle Falcons, Brown has made 82 appearances in EPCR competitions, scoring 25 tries and lifting the Challenge Cup in 2011.

“To get the chance to come into the environment has been great so far and a really positive experience for me,” the 37-year-old told Leicester’s website.

“It has just had a great impression on me, led by enthusiastic coaches – one of which in Wiggy I have played a lot of rugby with – and then equally, all of the players have welcomed me in.

“I have felt sharp and it has been really good out on the field with this group of Tigers players.”

“I still believe I have a part to play in the game. I didn’t believe it was my time to stop because I felt good and I still feel good.

“I have been staying fit, wanting to be ready and not just hanging on to hope but being best prepared if it did.”

Tigers head coach Richard Wigglesworth added: “His experience and his knowledge is vital during this Six Nations period where we have a number of players away.

“Mike is hungry to prove himself out on the pitch and impressed us with not only what he’s saying and doing off the pitch, but his efforts on the field and willingness to help those guys around him.

“Above all, Mike is a competitor and wants to be successful. We want those attributes in our players and he offers that.”