Leicester Tigers tighhead prop Dan Cole is set to face The Blues when they meet at Eden Park.
He says he is ready for his first start of the British & Irish tour. He missed the opening feature on Saturday but he should play on Wednesday.
“I’m feeling good and excited to play. Having watched the game on Saturday I think everyone was just wanting to get out there and play. That has been the case since touching down last Wednesday. I’ve had to wait a while but I’m excited to get out there and play,” Cole said ahead of the game.
The Tigers won the game against Provincial Barbarians 13-7, and would be expecting a similar win in the next game. Cole admits that the Tigers would be a good test ahead of the Test series against the New Zealand team. He named Charlie Faumuina has “a quality operator.” Continue reading » COLE READY TO FACE THE BLUES
Departing Leicester fly-half, Freddie Burns is feeling unhappy. Freddie said, the move to Bath was handled was not disappointing and he is unhappy for that.
Burns in an interview said, “I am happy and I can’t express my feeling how happy I am, but I know the way it come was not correct and I would be lying if I say, it came out nicely. On my contract, I had a year and I am a player of integrity.”
He said,” I am filled with pride in immense by getting the opportunity to play for Bath, regardless of the circumstances that lead to my exit from Leicester.
“The direction the club wanted to go in was told to me and then I made the best decision to go home and represent my childhood club,” he added.
“The things keep on moving and I am really pleased and excited. I am upset with the way the opportunity came to me and the way it was dealt, but at the same time, I also know that, everything can be dealt in a way that we wants it to take place. And after everything, I have to crack on.” Continue reading » Freddie Feeling Happy Joining Bath But Disappointed The Way It Come
Ed Slater, who plays for the Leicester Tigers at the second row, has been handed a two weeks suspension after an independent Disciplinary hearing held in London on Monday, the 30th of January, 2017.
The suspension came on the heels of an offence he committed in the course of the European Rugby Champions Cup, a round 6 match where they played against Glasgow Warriors at Welford Road.
Jeff Mark, the Citing Commissioner cited Slater in the 21st minute of the match after he struck Zander Fagerson, the Glasgow Warriors prop. This act was in contravention of the Law 10.4 (a).
The sanctions for the offence falls into different categories. For Low End offence, the sanction is 2 weeks. Mid-range carries 4 weeks and Top end could fall anywhere between 8 to 52 weeks.
David Martin of Ireland served as the chairman of the independent Disciplinary Committee while David Hurley and Roddy Dunlop QC were also part of the committee who heard the evidence and submissions made by Slater. Continue reading » ED SLATER HANDED TWO WEEKS SUSPENSION
Richard Cockerill, in response to the criticism of Dan Cole, England and Leicester’s Prop, by Michael Cheika, Australia’s head coach, had said that the unfair criticism was “daft”.
In preparation for the game between Australia and England on Saturday, England’s coach, Eddie Jones had requested a meeting with the would-be referee, Jaco Peyper in order to discuss certain abnormalities which he referred to as “problems with Australia’s scrum”.
Replying to the allegations, Cheika said that Cole had “been infringing the law since his career started”.
Replying to Cheika, Cockerill was quoted saying,
“You’ve got to respect Dan, he’s had nearly 70 Test matches.”
“He’s technically very good, stays square, he wants a pushing contest, he’s world class and he’s proved that over a number of years, so I think it’s all a bit daft really.
“He’s world class and anybody that thinks different doesn’t understand the game well enough.”
Jones and Cheika had played together as team mates at Randwick and with their upcoming Saturday Test at Twickenham, they have both been outspoken about scrums. Continue reading » CRITICISING DAN COLE WAS DAFT – LEICESTER TIGERS CHIEF
Well, it is time for some exciting transfer news and rumors.
We are going to bring you some exciting rumors regarding the rugby transfer market. Let’s find out. Apparently, Leicester Tigers are all set to sign Carl Fearns, who is former flanker at Bath. Indeed, it is a surprise move if it is true.
Speaking of Fearns, this 27 year old player left The Rec at 2015. He left the team to join Lyon. Lyon is in the top 14 as we speak. But that wasn’t the case for this French rugby team, as they were in the second division before.
Why did he sign a 2-year deal with Lyon? Well, he wasn’t pleased with Bath’s decision to have Sam Burgess in their back row. Indeed, it was a shocking move for many. Now this talented player seems to be making a comeback with Leicester Tigers, as per the rumors.
According to reports, he has always been keen on representing England National team. Leicester Tigers are eager to sign him at the end of the French season. Recently Fearns said that he wants to play for the country again. He quoted the example of James Haskell, who played for the country as well as in France. Yes, many players have done that in the past. Leicester Tiger seems to be doing everything to snatch this player who is always in demand. Continue reading » Leicester Tigers To Sign Fearns?
The last week of August saw the Leicester Tigers coming up against Ospreys, a game that ended with a score of 42-38 in favor of the Leicester Tigers. The game took place at Welford Road where the game was a thrilling one to watch for the spectators and fans.
With the new season underway, the Welford Road game was definitely an exciting preview of what the new season might hold in store for the game enthusiasts. Many feel that if the other games are played in a thrilling way as this game, there would not be much to complain about, no matter which side wins. Continue reading » Tigers take on Ospreys