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
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