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Tigers challenge excites Staunton


Staunton eager to make Tigers impact

Leicester Tigers fly-half Jeremy Staunton believes his move to the Premiership champions could revitalise his career.

Staunton started only two league games for London Wasps last season, and joins as cover for the injured Toby Flood.

Staunton, 28, told BBC East Midlands Today: "My first priority is to play some rugby and enjoy myself.

"Enjoyment is the key really. If I am back enjoying my rugby again I am sure I'll have a good season."

Staunton caught the eye of Leicester bosses after a 23-point performance against the Tigers at Welford Road last season.

And the former Harlequins and London Irish stand-off knows competition for first-team places will be fierce, particularly from England counterpart Flood.

Staunton said: "Toby is an outstanding player. I just want to settle in as quickly as possible, get used to the way things are done around here and play a few games.

"I am getting married on Saturday, which certainly has its challenges. It is a new beginning, moving to Leicester and getting married.

"Personally it is a massive challenge."

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