Tigers scrum-half Ben Youngs ‘reinvigorated’

Ben Youngs, the Leicester and England scrum-half, told that the new coaches at country and club have refreshed his career. The twenty six year old played an important role in England’s Six Nations Grand Slam days under the guidance of Eddie Jones.

He is also flourishing under the guardianship of Aaron Mauger, the Tigers head coach. Speaking BBC Radio 5, Youngs told that with Mauge and Eddie, he feels that he could play like he did when he first came on the scene for Leicester, when he did not fear what might happen if it went wrong. Continue reading » Tigers scrum-half Ben Youngs ‘reinvigorated’

Australia Tour: Jonny Wilkinson not on England coaching staff

Jonny Wilkinson would not be part of the coaching staff of England for the Australia tour this June — and Eddie Jones would carry on to personally oversee the attacking game of the team. Following the recent Grand Slam success, Eddie had showed a concern in covering the World Cup-winner’s interest as a kicking master.

But the iconic ex No ten is believed to undertake broadcast work at home during the tour. A leading website reported that there is now no hope that the arrangement being called off or amended. After the Six Nations campaign, Eddie had also hinted that he would include a backs coach to his management squad just for the 3-Test series against his home nation.

Still, it is believed that the programs have been meliorated and that Jones would keep his hands-on role introducing the attack for the games with Wallabies in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Still, there is likely to be more pre-tour enlisting, in the form of a full-time mob coach. While the senior England team is Down Under, Saxons are going to South Africa for 2 matches against Emerging Springboks.

There had been suggestion that Rob Baxter, the head coach of Exeter, would suggest that significant development tour, but in spite of that initial approach he has not been asked to participate. Instead, the suggestions are that Jon Callard — who has held many coaching roles within RFU for many years — would carry the Saxons’ responsibility, helped by Ali Hepher, Exeter backs coach.

Bath Ready For Weekend War

Leicester Tigers are set to visit the Bath team in Rec and the latter is busy sprucing up the team and inspecting the injuries that need to be set aside. Players like Francois Louw, Dave Attwood and Kyle Eastmond are star players, but their injuries need to be considered as well. At present the main concern is around Kyle Eastmond.

The Bath team is preparing for the final match of the Premiership tournament. On Saturday Leicester Tigers would be visiting the Rec. The head coach of Bath, Mike Ford hopes to travel with all 23 players for the game. He wants the same players to be available who went to Northampton last weekend along with Semesa Rokoduguni who would be returning to play. Continue reading » Bath Ready For Weekend War

London Irish sign Tom Cruse from Rotherham Titans

Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the London Irish have announced the signing of hooker Tom Cruse from the Rugby Football Union Championship club the Rotherham Titans for the new season.

The 26 year old player has spent the last two years of his career playing in the RFU Championship having initially burst onto the scene with Sale Sharks in the Aviva Premiership. He began his senior career with Stockport and also won representative honours for Cheshire. Speaking of his move to the Exiles, Cruse said that the chance to sign for the club and play regularly in the Aviva Premiership was something that he has worked long and hard to achieve and when the opportunity presented itself, he did not even need to think about it.

He went on to add that there is a lot of excitement about the London Irish at the moment and he cannot wait for the summer to join up with his new teammates and begin his stint with the club. He has, however, admitted that for the time being, he wants to give his all for the Titans and wants to leave the team on a high. Continue reading » London Irish sign Tom Cruse from Rotherham Titans