Tigers Still Here And Very Much A Threat

Tigers Still Here And Very Much A Threat

If we can beat my old club Wasps at Welford Road on Saturday, this will have been an excellent holiday period for Leicester Tigers.

We have already picked up nine points from two games over Christmas and the New Year and another win on top of that would send us into a crucial Heineken Cup match at Ulster in great spirits.

We have forced our way back into the top four of the Aviva Premiership for the first time this season and that was after we had visited to Sale back in October down in 11th position.

Back then, after such a bad start to the season, we were being written off in many circles as a side that may struggle to qualify for Europe, let alone the play-offs.

But the players at coaches at the club never doubted we would be back in around the right area of the table as the season wore on.

That belief went right through the club and we have done the job we needed to do which was go unbeaten in the league from that trip to Sale, right up until now.

It has been nice to prove a few people wrong along the way.

There is still a long way to go and we will soon lose guys to the Six Nations but I hope there will be a few sides around the league worried that Leicester are up to their old tricks again. We have come from the back of the pack to remind everyone that we are still here and very much a threat.

Other teams know we have experience of getting it right in the second half of the season because we have consistently done so in the past.

We need to beat Wasps to continue that momentum and they have been going through some difficulties if late.

Their place in the table may not be great but the players I still know down there have a lot of respect for new coach Dai Young and I am sure they can turn it around.

I hope they do – just not until they have played us.


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