As Leicester Tigers head abroad for the challenge of Munster in the European Champions Cup , we caught up with Tigers’ global partner clubs to see how their teams have been getting on in the season so far.
The senior men’s side are top of the Belgian Elite League Division One following a run of strong results. November saw Dendermonde replace Soignies as league leaders with a 27-19 win over the 2010 champions.
The club’s youth teams have finished the first half of their seasons. The under-14s retained their place in the first division and have adapted well to the new challenge in the age-group.
Dendermonde’s under-16 finished second in the first half of the calendar, gaining promotion to Division Two, as the under-18s solidified a top-four place as they continue their play-off push in the second half of the season.
In the women’s game, Dendermonde Gazelles RFC have yet to drop any points, taking 25 points out of 25. They sit 10 points clear at the top of Division One, their most recent result being a 43-0 victory over second-placed Coq Mosan.
During November, the KL Tigers men’s and women’s team took on a familiar foe in the Saracens Malaysian set-up, with both KL teams coming out on top against our old rivals.
Both sides were also in action in the Cobra 10s and Penang 10s tournaments while the KL youth teams took part in a number of competitions including King George V U13s Tournament and the Marlborough College Malaysia Mini Tournament (under-nine and under-11).
The club also held trials for a new International Schools Select Side, an initiative which the club has launched to drive interest and opportunities.
Keep an eye on the website for all the latest from KL Tigers and Dendermonde RFC throughout the season.