9 May From the section Leicester Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44059540 Read more about sharing. Robert Huth will leave Leicester City at the end of the season after three and a half years at the club. The German, 33, played a prominent role in the club's Premier League title win of 2015-16, and made 93 appearances for the Foxes in total, scoring six goals. Huth, a £3m signing from Stoke in 2015, also won the Premier League twice at Chelsea earlier in his career. He is out of contract this summer and has not played for the first team this term due to ankle and foot injuries. Banned Albrighton to miss final two matches"It is a great shame that I have been unable to call on Robert's experience," said manager Claude Puel."But he is a fantastic man and is always a positive influence on the squad … [Read more...] about Leicester City: German defender Robert Huth to leave at end of season
8 May From the section Leicester Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44047658 Read more about sharing. Leicester winger Marc Albrighton will be suspended for the final two matches of the Premier League season after accepting a misconduct charge.He appeared to direct abusive language towards referee Mike Dean after being shown a straight red card in the 5-0 defeat at Crystal Palace last month.Albrighton, 28, was also fined £25,000 following an independent regulatory commission hearing on Tuesday.He misses Wednesday's visit of Arsenal and the trip to Tottenham on Sunday.Albrighton was dismissed 56 minutes into the defeat for pulling down Wilfried Zaha. Find out more BBC Leicester News & Sport Read more on BBC Leicester News & Sport BBC Sport Premier League Read more on … [Read more...] about Marc Albrighton: Suspended Leicester winger to miss final two matches
By Brent Pilnick BBC Sport 7 May From the section Rugby Union Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/43989089 Read more about sharing. Something incredibly rare happened for Leicester Tigers on Saturday - their Premiership season ended after 22 games. Tigers' 35-13 win at Sale on the last day of the regular campaign was only good enough to finish fifth in the table, level on points with Newcastle Falcons, who claimed the final play-off spot by virtue of having won one more game.Leicester missing out is the rugby equivalent of Roger Federer not making the second week of Wimbledon or Real Madrid not qualifying for the Champions League.In fact it is 14 years since Leicester last failed to have a chance to win the Premiership title by reaching the play-offs - and in that 2003-04 season it could … [Read more...] about Leicester Tigers: What’s behind Premiership club missing out on play-offs?
17 Apr From the section Rugby Union Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/43797969 Read more about sharing. Leicester wing Telusa Veainu expects a "few punch-ups" in training after a below-par performance in Saturday's loss to fierce rivals Northampton.Tigers had won five Premiership games in a row to go into the top four.But a dramatic 27-21 home defeat by the struggling Saints saw them slip out of the play-off places into fifth."I'd like to apologise. It was a sell-out and everyone was up for it but things just didn't go our way," Veainu told BBC Radio Leicester. "We didn't react quick enough and it cost us. We let our standards drop and we didn't give the fans what they deserve."Tigers have two games left to secure a Premiership play-off place for the 14th consecutive season.They are four points … [Read more...] about Telusa Veainu: Leicester Tigers wing expects niggles and punch-ups in training after Saints defeat
10 Apr From the section Rugby Union Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/43712704 Read more about sharing. England duo Ben Youngs and Manu Tuilagi are nearing full fitness and ready to feature in Leicester Tigers' quest for a Premiership play-off place.Scrum-half Youngs, 28, is available to face local rivals Northampton on Saturday after a knee injury.Centre Tuilagi, 26, injured his chest against Wasps on 25 March and could return against Newcastle on 27 April."We are starting to get numbers back," head coach Matt O'Connor told BBC Radio Leicester."We are starting to get a really good vibe around the numbers in training and that augurs well."Tigers have moved up to third in the Premiership table with three games of the regular season remaining, having won five consecutive matches.Youngs was injured … [Read more...] about Ben Youngs: Leicester scrum-half set to return to face Northampton Saints