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Grewcock: Tigers drive us crazy

By Ben Blackmore.   Last Updated: 30/03/06 8:05am

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England forward Danny Grewcock admits he is desperate to help Bath beat Leicester Tigers on Saturday, and he revealed that jealousy will be spurring his colleagues towards victory.

Bath travel to Leicester for a massive Heineken Cup quarter-final clash, which is set to be played in front of a 32,000 capacity at the Walkers Stadium.

The Tigers have won the Cup twice, once more than their opponents, while on the domestic scene they have forged one half of a domineering duo with Wasps.

Bath were the first British side to become European champions back in 1998, but they have since been forced to watch on with envy. For Grewcock, now is the time for all that to change.

"Leicester and Wasps are the teams that seem to have won most things, so there's a bit of jealousy," confessed the aggressive second row to Sky Sports News.

"Everyone's very competitive; everybody wants to win things when other teams get ahead of you."

Bath were the losers when the two teams met in the Premiership on Saturday, with a Leon Lloyd try proving to be the difference between the sides.

Going on domestic form, which sees the Tigers sitting eight places ahead of Bath in the league, the hosts will be firm favourites to reach the last four this weekend.

Two of Bath's form players of the current campaign, Alex Crockett and Andy Beattie, acknowledge the size of the task and they know a big performance is needed.

"If we could get a result here it would be huge for Bath," said Crockett.

"To be honest, it's where the club should be, and it's what the fans deserve after the last couple of poor seasons."

Teammate Beattie added: "It's a game packed with international players on both teams and it doesn't come any bigger than that."

The winners of Saturday's showdown will face either Biarritz or Sale Sharks in the semi-finals.


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