TUILAGI SET FOR COMEBACK

Manu Tuilagi is set to make a return to action when Leicester play Wasps in the final Anglo-Welsh Cup pool game. Assistant coach Geordan Murphy says the star could make his comeback from injury in the game.

They are the joints top with Newcastle who defeated Cardiff Blues 24-12 and Falcons lost 21-8 to Bath. Tuilagi missed the games against Racing 92 in the European Champions Cup due to an injury to his calf. Murphy feels he should be fit for the clash against Wasps. Continue reading TUILAGI SET FOR COMEBACK

HOLMES PREDICTS BIG FUTURES

Leicester Tigers winger Jonah Holmes believe the club’s crop of young players can carve out successful careers in the professional game.

The likes of backs Harry Simmons, Charlie Thacker, Jordan Olowofela, Tom Hardwick and Ben White have all stood up to be counted in this season’s Anglo-Welsh Cup games – and up-and-coming forwards such as Fred Tuilagi, Sam Lewis and Tommy Reffell have also given more than a glimpse of what they are about. Continue reading HOLMES PREDICTS BIG FUTURES

GLOUCESTER FAVOURITES TO SIGN BATH STAR

Gloucester are poised to pinch giant back Matt Banahan away from local rivals Bath next summer. Banahan has been offered a new two-year contract by Bath, thought to include a testimonial season, but they set him a deadline that has now passed and Gloucestershire Live understands that the Cherry and Whites are prepared to better it.

Bristol are also being linked with the 30-year-old, who can play at wing, centre or full-back, but it is thought that Gloucester are favourites to land his signature with the deal likely to be completed in the new year. Continue reading GLOUCESTER FAVOURITES TO SIGN BATH STAR

CARDIFF BLUES LOSE TO LONDON IRISH

London Irish secured a 42-21 victory over Cardiff Blues. The victory helps them move to the top of the log on Friday but their hopes of semi-final qualification rests with the game between Leicester Tigers and Newcastle Falcons.

Arno Botha scored his first London Irish try in the six-try win for the Exiles. Ofisa Treviranus, Alex Lewington, Tom Fowlie and Joe Cokanasiga were also on the scoresheet as Irish won their second Anglo-Welsh Cup game. Continue reading CARDIFF BLUES LOSE TO LONDON IRISH

Conte Still Unhappy Even after Two Signings

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is reportedly still not happy with the club’s transfer dealings, despite Chelsea bringing in Torino defender Davide Zappacosta. The right back, who is expected to provide competition for Victor Moses in the right wing back position, has been signed for £ 23 million.

Danny Drinkwater has also been brought in as the defensive midfield option from Leicester City for around £ 35 million. Sky Italia have claimed that Conte was extremely unhappy with the transfer business of the reigning Premier league champions. He has also voiced those opinions publicly by saying that Chelsea need at least four or five new players in order to compete on all four fronts. Continue reading Conte Still Unhappy Even after Two Signings