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Leicester Tigers Fly-Half Owen Williams Set To Join Premiership Rivals In Mega Money Transfer

Leicester Tigers v Saracens - Aviva Premiership

Good news stories have been in short supply for the Leicester Tigers in recent weeks.

Injuries sustained by Matt Toomua and Manu Tuilagi robbed the club of their first choice center combination, leading to a lack of any real cutting edge in the back line, limiting the type of strategy Richard Cockerill could deploy.

Nevertheless, when the lack of creativity was combined with a series of calamitous defensive displays, the Tigers suffered a series of high profile defeats that made it very difficult for the Cockerill to hold onto his job.

Indeed, if the Tigers are to qualify for the play-offs, then Aaron Mauger and the remaining coaching staff will need to improve Leicester’s form very quickly.

However, the news coming out of Welford Road may have to get worse before it gets better, after The Rugby Paper reported that Owen Williams leave the Tigers at the end of the season.

Williams, who memorably kicked a last minute penalty from inside his own half to beat Munster in December, will reportedly join Gloucester on a contract with in the region of £400,000 per year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6WvySkJseE

Although the Cardiff Blues had registered an interest in Williams, no firm offer was made by the Welsh region according to Wales Online journalist Simon Thomas.

Consequently, although Williams maybe playing in England, he will not be captured by “Gatland’s law” as the player did not turn down a market value offer from a Welsh region.

Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena

On this week’s Oval Office Podcast we look at Leicester Tigers’ options and discuss Johnny Sexton’s potential Lions tour.

https://soundcloud.com/punditarenarugby/we-look-at-leicester-tigers-options-and-discuss-johnny-sextons-potential-lions-tour

Author: The PA Team

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