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Tigers Academy delivering the goods
Posted by: KevinR
Date: 09/08/2019 09:03
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, itís 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, donít 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

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