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Hougaard set to make Tigers debut

Derek Hougaard
Springbok fly-half Derick Hougaard is set to make his Tigers debut

Leicester Tigers Springbok fly-half Derick Hougaard should be fit to make his debut for the club on Saturday.

Head coach Heyneke Meyer thinks the EDF Energy Cup tie with Bath will be a good initial test for the number 10.

"He needs game time and match fitness, so it's a good opportunity for him," Meyer told BBC Radio Leicester

"He's very tactical and an unbelievable kicker of the ball and can kick goals from 60 metres so he is definitely a match winner."

Meyer is likely to make several changes to the team which beat Northampton Saints in the Guinness Premiership on Wednesday.

"We don't have a lot of depth at the moment, so there are a few players I definitely want to rest.

"They've played a lot of rugby and it's a long season.

"There are also one or two guys coming back from injury".

BBC Radio Leicester has live commentary of Bath v Leicester Tigers from 1415 BST on DAB and online at

see also
Leicester 19-28 Wasps
26 Sep 08 |  English
Ellis may need resting says Meyer
24 Sep 08 |  Leicester
Meyer rues Leicester injury list
17 Sep 08 |  Leicester
Meyer wants to improve discipline
10 Sep 08 |  Leicester
Gloucester 8-20 Leicester
07 Sep 08 |  English
Tiger Ellis ready for new season
04 Sep 08 |  Leicester

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