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Tigers Academy delivering the goods
Discussion started by KevinR , 09 August, 2019 08:03
Tigers Academy delivering the goods
KevinR 09 August, 2019 08:03
A very interesting article has just appeared on Rugby Pass about the number of Premiership players being produced by academies and the number of homegrown players in each squad. Here's the key summary:
Leicester Tigers

Academy graduates in the Premiership: 50 (1st)

Percentage of squad homegrown: 56.5% (2nd)

Finally, a team has wrestled away the accolade of most academy graduates in the competition from Saracens. Having contracted 16 members so far of their U18 title-winning sides from 2018 and 2019, it’s no surprise to see Leicester soar up the rankings in both of these categories.

The onus will now turn toward getting these players up to speed in senior rugby and transitioning them into the matchday squad. Given that Tigers have another impressive crop of U18s for the coming season, don’t expect them to fall away anytime soon, especially with younger players offering cost-effective depth to complement the big-name recruitment that the club has engaged in recently.
.......but I'd encourage you to read the whole piece.
Rugby Pass

Re: Tigers Academy delivering the goods
Stopsy 09 August, 2019 10:15
Thanks Kevin, interesting stuff, it will be good to see a conveyor belt of talent coming through as this will attract more and incentivise the players to aim higher

Re: Tigers Academy delivering the goods
Yorkie 09 August, 2019 12:10
So perhaps the disconnect identified by Ged Glynn and his team a few seasons back has been fixed by them? And our previous broken/underachieving Academy conveyor belt has been fixed?

Now, with Geordie in the top coaching slot, the youngsters might even get some first team game time too if they're good enough. Not something that always happened with MOC or Cockers.

Re: Tigers Academy delivering the goods
airdog 10 August, 2019 07:28
former Tigers academy winger Tyrese Johnson Fisher has joined Bristol on a one year deal .

Re: Tigers Academy delivering the goods
Stopsy 10 August, 2019 08:39
NFL didn’t work out for whatever reason

Re: Tigers Academy delivering the goods
Jon T 10 August, 2019 14:30
That Fisher news is disapointing.

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