Leicester head coach Steve Borthwick will miss Sunday’s Gallagher Premiership match against his former club Bath as he isolates himself after the coronavirus outbreak at the Tigers. Borthwick plans to link up on matchday with his staff from home, but Mike Ford, Leicester protection coach and former Bath rugby director, will be in charge of Welford Road operations.
Due to Covid’s 19 cases in the camp, Leicester were forced to postpone their Boxing Day match against Newcastle. For Sunday’s fifth round match, Leicester Tigers head coach Steve Borthwick and a handful of players and staff will not be at Mattioli Woods in Welford Lane. With https://t. “Co/m2dDDSDFoj- Leicester Tigers (@LeicesterTigers) January 1, 2021 “Steve Borthwick is one of several Leicester Tigers club members, including players and employees, who did not return to the training ground of the club on Thursday, December 31, when it reopened in preparation for the Gallagher Premiership game against Bath Rugby on Sunday,” Leicester said in a statement. Borthwick and a handful of players and workers will not be present for the round five match at Mattioli Woods at Welford Road and will remain isolated at home until next week. “Borthwick and a handful of players and staff will not be present at Mattioli Woods at Welford Road for the round five match and will remain isolated at home until next week. ” he said. ” he said. ” England scrum-half Ben Youngs will play Leicester against Bath (David Davies/PA) Leicester resumed training two days ago and can field a strong squad for Bath’s visit that includes George Ford, Ben Youngs and Ellis Genge from England. Genge and Dan Cole return to the front row with Captain Tom Youngs, while flanker George Martin has recovered from injury and joins collea collea.