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    Euro Cup 2015/16 Opposition watch - Leicester Tigers

    http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Le...ail/story.html

    Leicester Tigers boss Richard Cockerill is full of optimism for season

    Leicester tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill said a spot of 'freshening up' on and off the pitch has made him optimistic for the new season.With nine new faces in the squad and two members of the coaching staff coming in too, Cockerill said Tigers have brought in the new blood that he hopes will inject new life into the way Leicester play.
    "Recruitment has not quite finished yet as Aaron Mauger has only just arrived," said Cockerill. "He needs a good picture of what we have already and what we need to bring in.

    "All of the new players are working hard. We have no one injured and we haven't lost a game, so we are doing well!

    "We have bought in a new head of medical and a new team manager in Matt Cornwell with different approaches.
    "I have realised over the last 12 months that things needed to be freshened up and we have done that both on the playing front and behind the scenes.


    "We go into the season optimistic even though World Cup years are traditionally harder for us.
    "It's a long pre-season and we don't want the boys fatigued when we start.


    "It's all about London Irish on the opening day of the season, and the Kings of the North competition before that starts gives us the chance to implement some of Aaron's ideas."





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    http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Le...ail/story.html

    Leicester Tigers coach Aaron Mauger says first-team places are up for grabs

    Aaron Mauger said first-team places are wide open as the club prepares for its Aviva Premiership kick-off in October.The Kiwi has already started having a big influence on pre-season training since arriving from Canterbury Crusaders to take up his role.He maintains the Tigers squad will start with a blank canvas this summer, with all 15 places up for grabs in their season-opener against London Irish.
    "Everyone will push everyone else," said Mauger. "There are no first-teamers at the moment."Players will earn that jersey through pre-season with the skills and the attitude they demonstrate."It's a great place for us to start. Nothing is guaranteed in this game."
    Mauger's attitude towards the winning of a first-team shirt will, he hopes, encourage a hunger in his squad that will drive their games to new heights.With several first-team regulars at the world cup for the opening few weeks of the season, there will be plenty of places up for grabs among the remaining squad members and any new signings.
    "One of my philosophies is that the hungriest team is the best team," said Mauger."They have to be up for that challenge and the guys who give everything will be best suited for that challenge."Whoever puts their hand up in pre-season will get first crack at it and, if they do a good job, they could start to earn that jersey."What we don't want is for guys to sit back and watch that happen."We want guys competing to raise the standards across the board."We will be trying to raise the standards as coaches but, more importantly, the players have to drive that themselves."
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      #3
      Traveling past the Tigers ground yesterday, the new stand at the club house end of the ground is not even past ground work stage. It is looking increasingly like it wont be completed until the end of January. Capacity would be in the region of 23,000 for all their Euro pool games. With that being the case how many tickets are they obliged to supply the away team?
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        #4
        I think it's 10% for pool games
        "There are a lot of points that we’ve left behind and this is with a young group. That probably tells you what they’re capable of and that they’re a very good side.

        Probably next year or the year after next they will take some stopping"

        Anthony Foley, May 2016. Axel RIP

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          #5
          But we will are be looking to you Steve to get tickets by whatever means ......muggings,break ins,blackmail....you are in the lions den😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆
          Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. (Marcus Aurelius, 121-189 AD)

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            #6
            Have you got your night vision glasses,black face paint...can just see Fi as a Cat Burgler,nimbly nipping over the leicestershire roof tops,down the chimmnies up the drain pipes....👀👀👀👀👀
            Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. (Marcus Aurelius, 121-189 AD)

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              #7
              Leicester Tigers set for multi-million pound cash windfall from director and shareholder Tom Scott

              http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Le...ail/story.html

              Leicester Tigers could be set for a cash windfall that is expected to run into millions of pounds.
              Director and shareholder Tom Scott has offered to make a significant investment in the club to assist it with its future plans for development.
              A letter has been sent to shareholders asking for their approval, which will see Scott potentially buy 3,034,426 shares at £1.83 each and increase his holding of the company's Existing Ordinary Shares from 29.99 per cent to 46.35.
              That represents a substantial investment, even though Tigers do not receive the full £5million in cash due to the structure of the deal.
              The proposed purchase is likely to save the club almost £250,000 a year in interest payments.
              In the letter to shareholders, Tigers are also set to benefit on the pitch, as it states: "This should enable the club to more easily finance major investment in ground facilities and be in a position to invest in players to enable it to remain competitive in the Premiership and European competitions."
              Scott is involved in a number of different business sectors in the Channel Islands, the UK and worldwide, and is a lifelong Tigers supporter. If his investment goes ahead, Scott has stated that he "has no intention of making any changes to the composition of the board or Tigers' future business plans".
              All of the proposals are subject to approval at a shareholders meeting at 11.30am on Monday, August 19.
              But Tigers have welcomed the proposed investment by Scott. A club statement said: "Tom Scott is a long-standing supporter of the club and a valued member of the board of directors.
              "We are very grateful that he is looking to extend his investment in Leicester Tigers at a time when the club is involved in a number of major projects to develop facilities for players and supporters.
              "His decision to convert his convertible shares at this point will save the club considerable interest payments and free this revenue to assist our playing resources."
              While Scott's likely financial involvement in Leicester may not be as high-profile as the money invested in Bath by Bruce Craig, Saracens by Nigel Wray or Worcester by Cecil Duckworth, it will give the club a huge boost as they look to continue their battle to remain one of the Aviva Premiership's major financial players.
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                #8
                Sad to see a club going down the private ownership route. Is it what the fans want?

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                  Leicester Tigers to look elsewhere after missing out on South Africa star Jean de Villiers

                  http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Le...ail/story.html

                  Leicester Tigers' hopes of signing South African international centre Jean de Villiers have been scuppered.
                  The 34-year-old, who has 107 caps for the Springboks, is expected to retire from international rugby at the end of the World Cup.
                  He would have bought a wealth of experience to a Leicester midfield keen for just that after Ant Allen's retirement.
                  Crucially, de Villiers would also have been available all the time if he followed through and retired from playing for his country. But his decision not to sign any proposed deal sends Tigers back to square one as they attempt to get a marquee player in before the start of the Aviva Premiership season next month.
                  Director of rugby Richard Cockerill said the club would simply "move on" after de Villiers' decision.
                  "We have had discussions with Jean de Villiers and we thought that we might have had a deal there, but he has decided to stay in South Africa at this point, so we move on," said Cockerill.
                  "We have got some space in the back-line to fill and we want to get the right person.
                  "Whether that be for the short term to fill that role, or for the long term to develop a younger Test-quality player to come into the midfield somewhere, we will have to see.
                  "We also have plenty of young players coming through and they are growing after spending time with Aaron (Mauger, head coach). One of them may surprise us.
                  "The key for us is to get the right person and if we have to be patient, we will be."
                  Tigers are set to be missing nine players to the World Cup, which begins when England host Fiji at Twickenham on Friday, September 18.
                  But there will be plenty more Tigers unavailable as the season-opener at London Irish on October 18, draws ever nearer.
                  Fly-half Owen Williams and new second-row signing Dom Barrow (Newcastle) are both rehabbing serious knee injuries, while Miles Benjamin is also struggling in after picking up an injury towards the end of last season.
                  Full-back/winger Niall Morris is coming back from a broken ankle he sustained in the Premiership semi-final defeat at Bath, and Manu Tuilagi has "no timescale" on his return from a groin injury. Lock Ed Slater is having ongoing issues with his knee.
                  New Kiwi signings, scrum-half Jono Kitto and flanker Brendon O'Connor, will not arrive until after the opening game as they finish ITC Cup commitments.
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by the plastic paddy View Post

                    Sad to see a club going down the private ownership route. Is it what the fans want?
                    When the likely alternative is that the club will be ranked permanently among the APL and European "also-rans" I suspect that most supporters will bow to the less bad option.

                    (Aside: I simply loathe the word "fans". For me, notwithstanding the name of this once-great forum, fans are things that circulate hot air and with which faeces occasionally collide.)
                    New infraction avoidance policy: a post may be described as imbecilic, but its author should never be described as an imbecile.

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                      #11
                      I believe this was approved at a "share holders meeting" so the supporters would seem to be in agreement, some casual arm chair pundits might not like it, but this is the real world of pro rugby. Not too sure you will see any significant difference on the playing field as the salary cap(ha ha) is supposed to controlling overspending(ha ha) and is open and above board(allegedly).
                      There are quite a few rumours about players leaving/coming, but most will be at the end of this season.

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                        #12
                        http://www.leicestertigers.com/rugby/23394.php

                        Tigers had a friendly against Argentina for Marcos Ayerzas' testimonial both had big squads and I think everyone got a run out.

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                          #13
                          According to BBC Radio Leicester this morning, Tigers are back in for Jean de Villiers.
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                            #14
                            http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/34595119

                            It's mentioned here as well.
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                              #15
                              http://www.munsterfans.com/threads/17586-Transfers/page49
                              mentioned here too Steve...................

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