Premiership final: Leicester Tigers can show how far their team has come, Jasper Wiese says

Leicester Tigers' Jasper Wiese tries to break out of a tackle
Jasper Wiese, a Pro14 Cheetahs player, signed for Leicester Tigers in the summer 2020

According to Tigers' Jasper Wiese, Saturday's Premiership final will be Leicester's opportunity to show their transformation into an English rugby force.

The club will face Saracens in their first final since 2009, which is the match against Saracens. Leicester were saved by Saracens' relegation because of breaching their salary cap.

After a five year absence, Leicester will be taking on Twickenham in the English game's national showpiece.

Wiese, back row: “It's a chance to show how far have come.”

“And that's more than just saying we played in the final. It's about actually going and hoping to win it. The hard work is over.

The Springbok have found the demands of the eight-year-old hard-working number eight to be centered around his poor disciplinary record. He was repeatedly cited for not being able to reach the correct heights, making him a liability.

He was twice yellow-carded, and he was dismissed on another occasion in his time with Tigers.

He was sin-binned in three of seven games at the beginning, but has played 17 games in all competitions and not been punished since his yellow card against Bristol on 26 Dec.

He stated that “if you do this and give away any penalty or card, then you are not only affecting you but also your team.” BBC Radio Leicester.

“That was very easy to see. It would have been a mistake for me to not work on it.

“It's something that I need to keep working on. It's all after all the coaches working alongside me; Steve [Borthwick] Aled [Walters] Kev, you're hammering on it every week. [Sinfield] You should, too. Use your arms to wrap and determine your tackle height.

“So, if you do that, and keep hearing it a lot then it's brilliant. Because then, when you're fatigued, you can sort of stay alert on what to do. It is all those around me that work and help me every week that I can't take credit for.

Wiese made the move to Welford Road in the 2020-21 campaign. He has also spoken out about how he avoided the “dark times” at Leicester which saw them finish second in each successive season.

Borthwick's debut season in the East Midlands coincided also with Borthwick’s first full season as Tigers head coach. He finished sixth in the league.

Wiese believes it's been easy to fall in Love with Leicester since more than 21,000 supporters packed Welford Road this season, as the Tigers established a Premiership record for being the first club to win the league at the conclusion of each round.

Wiese stated, “I believe in the team and all of them 100%.” “It is a matter of how you approach it and how hard you play on Saturday.

“If we work hard enough, the results will speak for them.”

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