Top Ad
I DIG Radio
www.idigradio.com
Listen live to the best music from around the world!
I DIG Style
www.idigstyle.com
Learn about the latest fashion styles and more...

Leicester Tigers: Ellis Genge warns 'no medals for second place' in games

Written by 
Published in Rugby
Tuesday, 14 September 2021 09:23

New Leicester skipper Ellis Genge has warned the team "there are no medals for second place" ahead of the 2021-22 Premiership season.

The Tigers were on the wrong end of two or three close scorelines last season and lost 29-24 to Scarlets in a pre-season game last Thursday

Genge, 26, has taken over from Tom Youngs, the club captain since 2014-15.

"If you almost win, it doesn't count unfortunately," the England prop told BBC Radio Leicester.

"The results didn't reflect what we were doing last season because every game was probably within seven points, which is one score, but there's no medals for second place in this industry.

"We'll be better this year and try to eradicate those errors and really close teams out."

Leicester have not won a trophy since the 2017 Anglo-Welsh Cup, but finished an encouraging sixth last season and also reached the European Challenge Cup final.

The 10-times champions have a tough start to the new campaign, at home to Exeter Chiefs on Saturday, but Genge is hopeful that the team will take another step back towards the level they want to be at.

"We've worked hard trying to get back to the Tigers way, to find our DNA, we keep hammering away at that, and I'm enjoying being a part of it," said Genge.

Asked about his captaincy approach, he replied: "There's walkers and talkers and sayers and doers. I'm more of a doer, I'll lead by actions as opposed to words.

"I like having a bit of a changing room flare-up before the game but that's nothing new to the boys. I've done that before having the armband."

Read 2 times

Soccer

Pulisic, Steffen may miss WCQ game over travel ban

Pulisic, Steffen may miss WCQ game over travel ban

The British government is keeping Panama on its red list, which means the United States men's nation...

Kane needs to remind Tottenham of his quality after summer saga

Kane needs to remind Tottenham of his quality after summer saga

Harry Kane inadvertently gave Tottenham Hotspur a glimpse of life without him against Crystal Palace...

LaLiga blasts Barca, Madrid over investment deal

LaLiga blasts Barca, Madrid over investment deal

LaLiga has said Barcelona, Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao want to prevent the growth of other Spani...

Basketball

Ballmer: Clips forging 'own identity' with arena

Ballmer: Clips forging 'own identity' with arena

LA Clippers chairman Steve Ballmer initially was content to play at Staples Center -- in the same bu...

Ntilikina, Knicks' top pick in '17, signs with Mavs

Ntilikina, Knicks' top pick in '17, signs with Mavs

DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks signed free agent Frank Ntilikina on Thursday, adding the guard picke...

Baseball

Giants ace Gausman's sac fly tops Braves in 11th

Giants ace Gausman's sac fly tops Braves in 11th

SAN FRANCISCO -- Kevin Gausman heard the boos when he stepped into the batter's box, realizing right...

Angels' Ohtani throws bullpen, to pitch Sunday

Angels' Ohtani throws bullpen, to pitch Sunday

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Shohei Ohtani will pitch for the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday after his sore arm...

Sports Leagues

  • FIFA

    Fédération Internationale de Football Association
  • NBA

    National Basketball Association
  • ATP

    Association of Tennis Professionals
  • MLB

    Major League Baseball
  • ITTF

    International Table Tennis Federation

About Us

I Dig® is a leading global brand that makes it more enjoyable to surf the internet, conduct transactions and access, share, and create information.  Today I Dig® attracts millions of users every month.

 

Phone: (800) 737. 6040
Fax: (800) 825 5558
Website: www.idig.com
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Affiliated