Geoff Parling returns to Leicester Tigers after unexcpected victory against All Blacks

Last Updated: 05/12/12 2:37pm

  • Share:
Geoff Parling: Returning to action for Leicester Tigers

Geoff Parling: Returning to action for Leicester Tigers

Sky Bet

Leicester lock Geoff Parling is relishing the opportunity to rejoin the Leicester Tigers and returns on a high after England's superb victory over New Zealand last weekend.

Parling is hoping he gets the nod to face Treviso in Sunday's Heineken Cup clash after playing a starring role in England's unexpected success against the All Blacks.

"I'm keen to get cracking and playing for the club again, if selected," he told the Leicester Mercury.

"We are confident but we can't be too bullish in the way we prepare for Treviso,".

Despite the fact Treviso have lost their opening two games in the competition, Parling is expecting a tough game when the teams clash at Welford Road, especially in the scrum.

"The biggest threat is up front," he continued. "Traditionally, Italian sides are not as skilful out wide but, up front, they are good at scrum and maul time.

"We have two massive games coming up against Treviso. We started the campaign with a loss at Toulouse but we got things back on the right track against the Ospreys, particularly in the last 10 minutes.

"We have to stick to our shapes, not get frustrated if things don't go our way early on and back ourselves to come through."

  • Share:

Related

Heineken Cup week three 2012/13

Pierre Berard crosses for Montpellier's opening try

More Heineken woe for Welsh

Cardiff had their Heineken Cup hopes ended after falling to a third straight Pool Six loss at the hands of Montpellier.

Jonathan Humphreys: Happy with performance despite defeat

Humphreys proud of Ospreys

Jonathan Humphreys praised the commitment and character shown by his Ospreys side after their 30-14 defeat by Toulouse.

Conor O'Shea reflected on a solid victory for Harlequins at Zebre

O'Shea plays down Zebre rout

Harlequins director of rugby Conor O'Shea refused to be carried away by the emphatic win over Zebre.

Poll

Most Popular

Features

Take the strain, Jos

Take the strain, Jos

Jos Buttler will be under huge mental and physical burdens as a Test keeper, says Nasser Hussain.

Summer stars

Summer stars

Who, aside from the big four, should shine during the North American swing? Barry Cowan assesses…

On Tight Lines...

On Tight Lines...

Fly fishing is on the agenda this week as angler Peter Cockwill joins us for an expert breakdown