Worcester v Leicester

Discussion in 'Aviva Premiership / LV Cup' started by An Tarbh, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

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    Worcester v Leicester
    Venue: Sixways Stadium
    Saturday, 20 September Kick-off: 1500 BST</div>

    Worcester duo Chris Horsman and James Collins have recovered from minor injuries and look set to feature against Leicester Tigers on Saturday.

    Fly-half Loki Crichton will replace Matthew Jones in the only change to the team which beat Wasps 11-10.

    Harry Ellis, Dan Hipkiss and Richard Blaze are all likely to miss the game for Leicester after sustaining injuries during the 24-22 win over London Irish.

    Martin Corry returns after missing the opening two games with a groin injury.

    The Tigers already have Lewis Moody, Martin Castrogiovanni, Louis Deacon, Derick Hougaard and Alesana Tuilagi on the long-term injury list and Seru Rabeni suspended.

    Worcester also have mounting injury problems, with fly-half Jones suffering an absuctor muscle problem, although he should be fit to take his place on the bench.

    However director of rugby Mike Ruddock will have to do without captain Pat Sanderson for another six weeks with a leg injury, while wing Marcel Garvey (hip) and centre Hal Luscombe are also facing six-week absences.

    Wing Rico Gear (Achilles) is also likely to be sidelined for at least another week.

    Worcester director of rugby Mike Ruddock said, "We have got to be a bit more clinical because if we make the same mistakes that we have in our first two games then Leicester will feed off those errors and will punish us. The big thing for us is the same intensity, the same physicality, the same commitment, but we have to be a bit more clinical."

    Leicester head coach Heyneke Meyer said, "It's good to have [Corry] back for this away game which will be mentally tough. They have been great coming in and it's a learning experience for the youngsters, which will give us a better squad going forward."

    BBC Sport
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  3. Vambo

    Vambo Guest

    The Tigers to make it 3 from 3.
  4. Crackdown

    Crackdown Guest

    Wuss 7 - 3 to the pussycats! Meow.
  5. Vambo

    Vambo Guest

    2 away wins already for Leicester. They're gonna take some stopping.

    Will be interesting to see how they go when they lose players to international duty etc.... *if* they can back up when their 'stars' are away they'll be my faves for top spot.
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