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Steve Borthwick - Lions

Post by Old Hob » Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:17 am

According to the Times today, Steve Borthwick has indicated he is no longer available to coach on the Lions tour as it would involve too much time away from Tigers during crucial points at the end of this and the beginning of the next season. Rowntree and Andy Farrell have also withdrawn .
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Re: Steve Borthwick - Lions

Post by Scott1 » Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:34 am

Shaun Edward's and ROG would be my guesses

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Re: Steve Borthwick - Lions

Post by ay2oh » Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:41 am

Like his commitment to Tigers 👍
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Re: Steve Borthwick - Lions

Post by trendylfj » Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:00 am

great news and commitment.
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Re: Steve Borthwick - Lions

Post by anz3001 » Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:10 am

ay2oh wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:41 am
Like his commitment to Tigers 👍
Indeed, Steve seems to be a true ‘all or nothing’ kind of guy. You can’t give your all to two causes

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Re: Steve Borthwick - Lions

Post by JP14 » Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:39 am

Scott1 wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:34 am
Shaun Edward's and ROG would be my guesses
Will the FFR and La Rochelle allow their release? Shaun Edwards hasn’t been on a Lions tour since 2009 so I doubt the permutation was put into his contract with Les Bleus. My guess would be Scotland’s defence coach Steve Tandy.
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Re: Steve Borthwick - Lions

Post by Crofty » Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:55 am

Great commitment from the boss man, that'll only reinforce what he's instilled in the lads so far...
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Re: Steve Borthwick - Lions

Post by Postiger2 » Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:15 am

I'm increasingly impressed with SB. I think he's been a great appointment. I really think he's the man to get us back to something like the powerhouse we once were.

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Re: Steve Borthwick - Lions

Post by RagingBull » Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:25 am

IMO not just shows commitment but shows for me he seems to really be enjoying this.
No one would've blamed him for going.

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Re: Steve Borthwick - Lions

Post by Scott1 » Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:49 am

JP14 wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:39 am
Scott1 wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:34 am
Shaun Edward's and ROG would be my guesses
Will the FFR and La Rochelle allow their release? Shaun Edwards hasn’t been on a Lions tour since 2009 so I doubt the permutation was put into his contract with Les Bleus. My guess would be Scotland’s defence coach Steve Tandy.
Good points!

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Re: Steve Borthwick - Lions

Post by Tiglon » Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:50 am

Good call. While I wouldn't begrudge him the opportunity, this sends a good message to everyone else at the club.

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Re: Steve Borthwick - Lions

Post by Scott1 » Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:51 am

I'm loving Borths work, at this rate of improvement we could be a real force next season!

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Re: Steve Borthwick - Lions

Post by JP14 » Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:00 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:25 am
IMO not just shows commitment but shows for me he seems to really be enjoying this.
No one would've blamed him for going.
+1
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Re: Steve Borthwick - Lions

Post by Darc Tiger » Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:21 pm

Preseason will be critical in how we can build on our improvements this season to becoming contenders again. Glad to see Steve is fully committed to the cause. There is plenty of time for him to coach at Lions level.

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Re: Steve Borthwick - Lions

Post by TigerFeetSteve » Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:01 pm

Quote from Wales online on the matter
It’s understood lineout expert Borthwick - forwards coach in 2017 - declared he was unavailable after being presented with the full Lions schedule, given his duties at Leicester.
I wonder if the itinerary plus Quarantine periods mean it's a lot longer away from the UK than was thought when first agreeing to it. Rowntree has also supposedly pulled out due to family commitments so I'm guessing it's a longer tour all in than when initially pitched to them...
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