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Toby Flood to leave Leicester Tigers at end of season

Leicester Tigers Head Coach Richard Cockerill has confirmed that Fly-Half Toby Flood will leave the club at the end of the season.

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Flood kicking for Leicester Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The news comes as the club announced record season ticket numbers, with almost 15,000 fans pledging their support to the club for the rest of the year.

The Tigers already have more than 7,500 supporters signed up for season tickets next season, and have an all-time high average attendance this year, with more than 21,600 fans at each game on average.

Tigers' Ben Youngs out of Saturday's clash against Argentina

Ben Youngs has been ruled out of Saturday's QBE International against Argentina with a hip injury Credit: PA

Leicester Tigers' scrum-half Ben Youngs has been ruled out of Saturday's QBE International against Argentina with a hip injury.

He had been named for the Twickenham encounter but has failed to recover sufficiently. He will be replaced by

"Ben is still suffering some discomfort in his hip area and is unable to run at full pace," England head coach Stuart Lancaster said.

"He is making good progress and should be fit for consideration next week. We are fortunate that we can call on Danny who has been playing well for Harlequins and training hard with us."

Gonzalo Camacho's partner to sing at Twickenham

Partner of Leicester Tigers winger Gonzalo Camacho, Josefina Achaval, will lead the singing of Argentina’s national anthem at Twickenham on Saturday as England face Argentina in rugby union’s autumn series.

Josefina has a successful career as a professional singer in South America Credit: Leicester Tigers

The singer and actress will take centre stage despite Camacho being sidelined from the Pumas squad because of a shoulder injury.

Tigers hope to have representation in both teams, with Dan Cole, Toby Flood, Geoff Parling, and Ben and Tom Youngs in the England squad, and Marcos Ayerza and Pablo Matera in the Argentina squad.


Leicester Tigers legend Martin Johnson in driving ban

Martin Johnson is a former England head coach Credit: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Leicester Tigers and England rugby legend Martin Johnson has been banned from driving after speeding at more than 100mph.

The Rugby World Cup-winning captain, 43, was pulled over on the M5 in Somerset on August 13.

He admitted a charge of speeding and was disqualified from driving for 49 days and fined a total of £915.

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