The Leicester Tigers, officially known as the Leicester Football Club is a professional rugby football union club from England that currently plays in the Aviva Premiership, the top tier of English professional rugby, the Anglo Welsh Cup as well as the Heineken Cup where the team has been a regular over the past few years.
Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Leicester Tigers have completed a deal to bring talented flay half Owen Williams from the Welsh side Scarlets to Welford Road at the end of the season continuing their spree of signing young players with high potential.
The 21 year old, who has made seven first team appearances for the Welsh club this season, is in the final year of his development contract with the club and with his parent club not opening negotiations over a professional contract, he was free to move anywhere and he has chosen Welford Road.
Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Leicester Tigers recorded their own bit of history after winning a pulsating and absorbing game against French power houses Toulouse 9-5 over the weekend.
Anthony Allen will be making his return to the Leicester Tigers lineup ahead of the team’s crucial encounter against Italian giants Treviso in the Heineken Cup in Italy on Saturday.
The centre missed his side’s 33-25 victory over the heavyweight Italian side after he was stretchered off following an extremely harsh challenge by Matt Banahan of Bath Rugby in their 17-12 victory in an Aviva Premiership encounter on the 1st of December and had not trained for sometime before returning to training in midweek for the record Premiership champions.
Aviva Premiership Rugby Union club the Leicester Tigers were given a huge fitness boost ahead of their scheduled Heineken Cup encounter against French side Toulouse with news that back rower Steve Mafi is back to full fitness and ready to play a part in the game. The Tongan flanker had to sit out of The Tigers’ last two games with injury after being taken off in the second half in their match against Harlequins FC on the 22nd of September.
Geordan Murphy, the former full back for the Ireland Rugby Team and the current captain of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Union side the Leicester Tigers has revealed that this current season of the Aviva Premiership will be his last as a player as he plans to hang up his boots at the end of the season. Earlier in the year, Murphy made the announcement about his international retirement so that he could concentrate on his club career with The Tigers.
Leicester Tigers have roped in Richard Thorpe, the flanker from rival club London Irish. The 27 year old player has already started training with Leicester and looks ready to start the season for them. His former club and Leicester’s rivals, London Irish, will be paying a part of the player’s wages during the first season.
Richard Cockerill commented saying that he will be an extremely cost effective player for them. He said that Thorpe is a great player and has had a lot of experience in the premiership which will ensure that he get a slot almost immediately.
Richard Cockerill, the Director of Rugby of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Union side the Leicester Tigers believes that Gavin Henson, the new summer signing by London Welsh could turn out to be a stroke of brilliance by the club, branding the player as a ‘genius’ in his own right.
Richard Cockerill, the head coach at Aviva Premiership side the Leicester Tigers has stepped into the row that promises to be one of the most long drawn affairs in current memory with the London Welsh being denied promotion to play in the Aviva Premiership next season.
According to the Director of Rugby of the record Premiership champions, clubs that gain promotion from the RFU Championship to the Premiership must be allowed to compete at the very top level of rugby and to chase their dreams regardless of the condition of the grounds where they play their home matches.
Record Aviva Premiership champions the Leicester Tigers are hopeful that they will be able to complete the building of their hotel at Welford Road by the time the Rugby World Cup 2015 hits the country.
The club is hoping that they will be able to secure permission for their grand plan of building the 140 room, four star hotel on the old region of the Granby Hills by the start of the tournament.