Le­ices­ter Tigers

The Irish Times - Sports Weekend - - RUGBY CHAMPIONS CUP -

Coach: Ge­or­dan Mur­phy. Last sea­son: Pool exit, one win in six. How they qual­i­fied: 5th in Premier­ship. Re­cruit­ments: Amid many com­ings and go­ings, Kyle East­mond was a class op­er­a­tor at Bath be­fore mov­ing to Wasps and now join­ing Le­ices­ter. Key man: Ge­orge Ford. Has ac­tu­ally been in won­der­fully creative form this sea­son, and hence the Tigers at­tack has been po­tent. This sea­son’s for­mguide:L WLLW. Prospects: Sack­ing Matt O’Con­nor af­ter a sum­mer turnover, and one game into a new sea­son, didn’t look too vi­sion­ary. Have leaked more points and tries in the Premier­ship this sea­son and Welford Road not the fortress of yore.

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