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The former Leicester back-rower played a quarter of Friday’s 26-21 victory at Edinburgh, helping to create a try with his very first touch after being brought on at the midway stage. Takulua, who started the game at scrum-half, said: “Opeti is an awesome player, and did exactly what I knew he could do.
Ospreys are ready to put their pre-season plans to the test against Leicester Tigers on Friday, revealed head coach Steve Tandy. The post Tandy excited for Tigers clash appeared first on Planetrugby.com.
The former Leicester Tigers man starts in a potent-looking back line as Newcastle aim to go unbeaten through their entire schedule, having already enjoyed victories against Nottingham (50-12), Doncaster Knights (34-12) and Gala RFC (57-12). Mike Delany comes in at fly-half in a half-back partnership with Tongan international Sonatane Takulua, Scotsmen Jon Welsh and Scott Lawson packing down in the front row as they return to native soil.
Guardiola’s City were paired with Barcelona – along with Borussia Mönchengladbach and Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic – in one of the more intriguing and eye-catching groups as the Champions League draw was made in Monaco.
England midfielder Danny Drinkwater has signed a deal that will keep him at the King Power Stadium until 2021. The England international now joins the likes of Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy, Kasper Schmeichel, Wes Morgan and Andy King, who all committed their futures to the Premier League champions. Drinkwater, who over the last four and a half years developed into…
Head groundsman Steve Packwood talks to LTTV about the new Eclipse Turf System pitch installed at Welford Road ahead of the 2016/17 campaign.
Head Coach: Richard Cockerill Last Year: 4th, lost […] The post Aviva Premiership Preview: Leicester Tigers appeared first on Blood & Mud.
The Under-16s took part in a festival at Warwick School yesterday afternoon where they secured a draw and two wins. The festival saw six Under-16 sides from professional clubs each play three matches, with Gloucester, Wasps, Leicester Tigers, Yorkshire Carnegie and Saracens also in attendance.
Summer signing JP Pietersen tells LTTV how he travelled through three countries in 24 hours as he met up with his new Leicester Tigers team-mates for the first time and looks forward to a new challenge in his career.
Premiership Rugby has today announced the Wanderers’ Aviva ‘A’ League fixtures for the coming season. As in previous years the Aviva ‘A’ League sees the 12 teams split into two Conferences, North and South, with each team playing the other once. This season sees the Saints travel to Newcastle and Worcester, with Leicester, Wasps and Sale all heading to Franklin’s Gardens.
Newcastle Falcons quest to improve on last year’s appearance in the Aviva A League semi finals gets underway against Northampton Wanderers on Monday 12th September, as Premiership Rugby today confirm fixtures for the 2016/17 season. One of only two home games for the A Team this season, the opening match will kick off at 19:15 on the same evening as the club’s meet and greet event for season ticket holder members. Three consecutive away trips will see the Falcons travel to face Leicester on September 19th, Worcester on October 3rd and a pre Christmas trip to play Sale on December 19th
• Northampton host Montpellier on opening weekend in October• Leicester’s double-header with Munster takes place in NovemberThe opening round of the European Champions Cup in October …
• Bath and Leicester play in The Clash in April• London double-header returns to opening weekendThe new Premiership season is two weeks away and as …
Major teams: Old Belvedere, Leicester, London Irish Country: Ireland Test span: 1955-1970 Ireland caps: 29 (29 starts) Lions caps: 10 (10 starts) Test points: 30 (10T)14th September 1959: Irish winger Tony O’Reilly of the Lions fends off D J Davison of the Junior All Blacks in a match at Wellington. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)When you evaluate Tony O’Reilly’s rugby career, it’s hard to look beyond the scoring records. The flame-haired wing is still …Continue reading »
Whether you want to promote your brand, raise your company’s profile or treat a loved one to an unusual present, player sponsorship is an excellent way to become part of the team. The 2016-17 season promises to be an exciting one for the Falcons, whose squad of predominantly home-grown players has been bolstered by a wave of summer signings. Leicester Tigers’ Fijian try machine Vereniki Goneva and experienced Super Rugby hooker Kyle Cooper are among the headline acquisitions, with Canada lock Evan Olmstead and Tongan powerhouse Opeti Fonua set to bring further international experience to Newcastle’s pack