Looking ahead to the prospect of Leicester Tigers 20/21 Season

Looking ahead to the prospect of Leicester Tigers 20/21 Season […]

Looking ahead to the prospect of Leicester Tigers 20/21 Season

2019/2020 campaign is a season to forget for the Leicester Tigers, having only just stayed in the Premiership due to the points deduction to Saracens. This was a 70 point deduction due to the salary cap scandal back in January. Tigers bosses will be looking to dramatically improve on this coming into the new season and are now back at training after Covid-19 settling, they’ll be hard at work and focused on getting themselves back to the heights of their past successes.

 

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Having dropped in recent seasons out of conversations to win the Gallagher Premiership, in fact a number of betting sites not on gamstop have got Leicester Tigers as far out as 66/1 to be the outrights winners come the end of the season. In fact, the majority of gamstop betting sites have Tigers as one of the favourites to get relegated next season – which is something that has never happened in their 140 year history, playing outside the top division. Each market is likely to prove popular amongst punters in the lead up to the start of the season.

Leicester have been moving fast in the transfer market this summer, having signed 5 new senior players for their squad including Fiji winger Kini Murimurivalu and Argentina back Matias Morini. These signings have been tipped to dramatically improve the squad, adding both experience and skills in the mission to push Tigers back up the table.

As well as arrivals, there has been some significant departures as well – in actual fact this will be the first season in 20 years in which a Tuilagi will not feature in the senior league which is such an astonishing stat but a shame for the Tigers family. Not only are Tigers losing a huge player on the pitch, but also that presence in the dressing room is going to be a big hole to fill – can any of the new signings follow in Manu’s steps and become a Leicester leaders?

Kicking off the new season on Saturday 15th August with a tough fixture away at Exeter Chiefs, Tigers will be sporting their new away kits which is certainly a head turner. A new kit sponsor Samurai with main sponsor Topps Tiles is sported in a sky blue main colour along with a rainbow-like pattern which according to the developers is suppose to reflect “rugby’s inclusivity and the club’s diverse local community.”

The 2020/2021 is a huge season for the history of Leicester Tigers Rugby Club and the fans will be looking on from Welford Road once the supporters are allowed back with beady eyes to see if Tigers can turn around their recent lull from greatness.