Leicester Tigers

21 Jan 19
Sport Archyves

Rob Cartwright What is your conclusion to the match? What was that fantastic football game? Entertainment at the highest level with a roller coaster of emotions and a headache in the second half. That had everything. Not even another poor referee could spoil it. Wolves abounded in abundance, ability and determination. Leicester did their part […]

21 Jan 19
RugbyLAD

Sit down. Ulster pulled off a famous win over Leicester Tigers at the weekend to book their place in the last eight of the Champions Cup. Things looked bleak for the northern province at half-time as they trailed the England side 10-0. But a second-half fightback thanks to tries from Marty Moore and youngster Robert Baloucoune […]

21 Jan 19
The #RugbyUnited blog

Apparently the Premiership clubs in Europe have ‘failed’ again. Lot’s of social media rejoicing, lot’s of journalists and pundits pointing fingers at who’s to blame, and even some coaches and players pleading that Premiership poverty has caused it. And I call bullspit. (hey look…no swearing!) Let’s look at the facts. The Heineken cup see’s just […]

21 Jan 19
World Site News

Story highlightsRugby has surged in popularity in GeorgiaLelos ‘want to be spoken about’ at World Cup (CNN)Gnarled and swollen from his days as a forward, Graham Rowntree’s ears are the giveaway of how the game of rugby has weathered him. In rugby terms, the 47-year-old is a “been there, done that” sort of man. As…

21 Jan 19
UltraSports.TV

Six Nations: Scotland v Italy Venue: Murrayfield Date: Saturday, 2 February Kickoff: 14:30 GMT Coverage: Watch Go on BBC Television & on the Web; listen on Radio Scotland; Trace live text commentary about BBC Sport website & app Scotland have predicted up four players to the Six Nations team after injuries to several players for […]

21 Jan 19
News Archives Uk

Wharfedale made a spirited appearance to beat National Two North leader Hull Ionians 24-12 and climb out of the final four, even though he played most of the game with 14 men. The North Yorkshire side had come off early and it did not improve after 27 minutes when Flanker's Matt Houghton showed the red […]

20 Jan 19
The Irish Sun
DAN McFARLAND has no worries about facing Leinster in the Champions Cup quarter-finals. The Blues’ victory over Wasps and Toulouse’s win at home to Bath teed up a tantalising last-eight derby date. Ulster head coach Dan McFarland It sees sixth seeds Ulster travel to the Aviva Stadium to take on the best in the business. Ulster beat Leicester Tigers by a point to secure their place in the quarter-finals for the first time in five years. And head coach McFarland declared: “It’s where we want to be. If you want to be challenging for championships, you’ve got to be playing play-off football regularly. “In all honesty, I don’t mind who we play. We’re in a quarter-final and any of the sides would be really tough.” Ulster secured their first European knockout stage with a one point victory over Leicester on Saturday It is the first time the provincial rivals have met in Europe since the 2012 Heineken Cup final, which Leinster won 42-14 at Twickenham. After Saturday’s victory at Welford Road, McFarland hailed the speedy return of Iain Henderson from a thumb operation. The Ireland and Lions lock, 26, was due to be out for up to ten weeks after surgery last month but made a storming comeback. McFarland said: “Well, he was man of the match, wasn’t he? He is a towering presence. “We have some good players but Iain is magnificent in his physicality, his composure, his go-forward, he’s a top player. Everyone in Ireland will be pleased he’s back and getting game-time under his belt.” McFarland’s only experience of the last eight was in 2017. As assistant coach at Glasgow Warriors, they were beaten 38-13 at ­Saracens. He said: “It will be a tough challenge to go away. I’ve been in a quarter-final before and suffered a heavy defeat. I know the challenge that’s facing us but we will be preparing to win.” McFarland’s side will face the defending champions Leinster McFarland insisted his team will take confidence from coming out of a group that included last year’s beaten finalists Racing 92, semi-finalists Scarlets and two-time champions Leicester. He recalled: “At the start of this campaign, this was described as the hardest group. “We’ve come out of it with five wins. “We wanted to do the job ourselves. We didn’t want to be watching the Munster match in a bad mood needing a team to do us a favour. We’re really pleased.” Ulster trailed 10-0 at the break before the introduction of scrum-half John Cooney. He missed last week’s win over Racing with a back injury but turned the game on its head when he came on. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ SPORT” posts_category=”0″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /] McFarland said: “To be fair to Dave Shanahan, he was working behind a really messy breakdown. When John came on he showed real composure. “Some of his kicking from the base of rucks was excellent. “He also nailed a ­crucial goal, as well as a touchline kick from the middle of the field.”
20 Jan 19
Archy news nety

Rob Cartwright What is your opinion about the competition? What a fantastic football game this was. Entertainment of the highest order, with a roller coaster of emotions and a second half headache to boot. This had everything. Even another poor referee can not spoil it. Wolves had grit, skills and determination in abundance. Leicester played […]

20 Jan 19
News Archives Uk

Rob Cartwright What is your conclusion to the match? What was that fantastic football game? Entertainment at the highest level with a roller coaster of emotions and a headache in the second half. That had everything. Not even another poor referee could spoil it. Wolves abounded in abundance, ability and determination. Leicester did their part […]

20 Jan 19
djcoilrugby

The Seattle Seawolves added Canadian international Djustice Sears-Duro for the 2019Major League Rugby season. The 24-year-old prop is 6’1″ and 262 lbs. Djustice is from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and lives in Oakville, Ontario. He is a 2011 graduate of Shawnigan Luke High School. He then attended Camosun College from 2013-2014 and also the University of […]

20 Jan 19
Welland Valley Cycling Club

Whizz Kid Andrew Deathridge was a finalist in this evenings Leicester Mercury Awards at the Leicester Tigers ground. Andrew, a talented sportsman and Leicester City fan, was over the moon as he got to meet a couple of gentleman from Leicester City. Well done Andrew.

20 Jan 19
Archy news nety

Rugby league and rugby union are two very different games, but they also share similarities. The union is more technical, involves a proper melee and can be very stop-start. The blends of the league are dead, the game is more open and frenetic. It is perhaps unjust to compare the statistics between the two sports, […]

19 Jan 19
Sports Daily Tips

6:49 PM GMT Holders Saracens ensured themselves a home tie in the Champions Cup quarterfinals as they beat Glasgow Warriors 38-19 at home Saturday to finish with a 100 percent pool stage record. A thrilling first half saw three tries apiece with Ben Spencer, Vincent Koch and Billy Vunipola going over for the hosts while […]

19 Jan 19
UK NEWS

Ulster produce a stirring second half comeback to defeat Leicester and book their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup. from UK News https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/46880092

19 Jan 19
The Irish Sun
ULSTER head coach Dan ­McFarland reckons his men showed their true selves when it mattered at Leicester. He barely recognised the side that ­contested the first half — but was chuffed to see the real Ulster stand up in the second. Robert Baloucoune touches down for the decisive against Leicester The visitors sealed their first Champions Cup quarter-final spot in five years with this comeback win. McFarland’s team trailed 13-0 after 50 minutes, Matt Toomua’s first-half try added to eight points from the boot of George Ford doing the damage. But Ulster dug deep with converted tries from Marty Moore and Rob Baloucoune ensuring their knockout berth. McFarland said: “I’m really pleased, and the second-half performance showed everything about what we are. Ulster ace John Cooney was immense from the boot “We had to turn the game around. In the first half we weren’t even close to what we’re capable of playing but we turned that around and some of our defence was magnificent. “Play-off football is where you want to be. If you want to challenge for championships you have to play play-off football regularly. We’ve come out of a hard pool with five wins.” Subject to other results in this weekend’s Champions Cup, Ulster are likely to play Leinster at the Aviva Stadium in the last eight. And McFarland insists he is not fussed about who his side play in the next round. He said: “I don’t mind. Any side will be really tough and we’re going away from home. We’ll play one of the four best sides in Europe but we’re in the top eight so that’s great.” Ulster were nervy in the early exchanges at Welford Road and that allowed Leicester establish a comfortable lead. Ulster produced an incredible comeback after trailing 13-0 Toomua collected Ford’s grubber kick for the game’s first try, adding to an earlier penalty from the England international. After the break, Ford kicked his second but Ulster came back with two quickfire scores. Moore finished off a hard-hitting driving maul before Baloucoune sprinted below the posts following Billy Burns’ clever kick. John Cooney’s simple ­conversion decided the contest. Leicester head coach Geordan Murphy said: “There was a lot of blood on the floor in the changing rooms and tired ­bodies. “There was endeavour but we just weren’t smart enough. We were loose with the ball, the forwards went to work quite a bit and the backs let us down, turning the ball over and running into touch too often.” [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ SPORT” posts_category=”0″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /] SCORERS — Leicester: try, Toomua; pens, Ford 2; con, Ford. Ulster: tries, Moore, Baloucoune; cons, Cooney 2. LEICESTER: J Holmes; J May, M Tuilagi, M Toomua, J Olowofela; G Ford, B Youngs; G Bateman, J Kerr, D Cole; M Fitzgerald, G Kitchener; M Williams, B O’Connor, S Kalamafoni. Reps: R McMillan, F Gigena, J Heyes, H Wells, W Evans, B White, J Ford, S Aspland-Robinson. ULSTER: L Ludik; R Baloucoune, W Addison, S McCloskey, J Stockdale; B Burns, D Shanahan; E O’Sullivan, R Best, M Moore; I Henderson, K ­Treadwell; S Reidy, J Murphy, M Coetzee. Reps: R Herring, A Warwick, R Kane, A O’Connor, N Timoney, J Cooney, M Lowry, D Cave.
19 Jan 19
Author: Jessica Tolkien

Northampton Saint’s captain Alex Waller delighted with team’s performance on return to starting XV. The Saint’s produced a fantastic performance in the European Challenge Cup to thrash visitors Timisoara Saracens 111-3, at home at Franklin’s Gardens. On the achievement, club captain Waller said: “It’s a first for me, I have never been involved in anything […]