Leicester’s preseason training is actually painful to watch
Leicester Tigers welcomed all of their internationals back at preseason training this week after the July Test window with a gruelling camp in Jersey.
A video has been shared by the Tigers as they prepare for the defence of their Gallagher Premiership title with some cardio. Players were put through their paces on stationary bikes, assault bikes and the SkiErg in a tiny room, with some pretty gruesome results.
Come the end, the camera could no longer see through the glass into the room for all the steam, which is just as well given the humid winters Leicester is famous for.
Take a look at the video:
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One player who features in the video heavily is Nemani Nadolo, who will want to hit the ground running in September, as he only has half a season left with the Tigers before he leaves to team up with the Western Force ahead of the 2023 Super Rugby season.
Speaking about Nadolo‘s time at the club, Leicester head coach Steve Borthwick said: “It has been a great privilege to work with Nemani and, on behalf of everybody at the club, I thank him for his contribution to Leicester Tigers.”
“His decision to return home to Australia is one he has made with his family and one that we – as a club – support him in.”
“There are plenty of games still to be played between now and Nemani’s departure and he is fully committed to finishing his time at Leicester Tigers in the same professional and strong manner he has displayed throughout his time at the club.”
Nadolo added: “I’ll forever be grateful to the club for understanding my situation and allowing my family and I to move back to Australia.”
“Even though I’m not done yet, I’m still 100% committed to the cause.”
“There is a lot of rugby to be played from now until I leave and I look forward to hopefully making many more memories in the Tigers jersey.”