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International Round-Up: W/E 19 August

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Four Leicester Tigers players were involved in a mixed weekend of results at International level. 

In the kickoff to Saturday's rugby action, Jasper Wiese was a part of the Springboks demolition of Wales, a typically destructive presence in a Smith Africa side that took apart Cymru in the Principality Stadium by a score of 16-52.  

The powerful forward, confirmed last week for South Africa's World Cup squad and voted the RPA Players Player of the year for the 2022/23 season, started the game at No.8 and played for 49 minutes before being replaced by Duane Vermeulen.   

The second game of the weekend saw three Tigers involved as England fell to the world's number one ranked side, Ireland, at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Freddie Steward and Ben Youngs both started the match, with Steward playing the full 80 minutes for the third successive game ahead of the upcoming Rugby World Cup. Youngs played for 56 minutes amidst a struggling England side.  

Tigers fans can take the big positive from the weekend which was that Ollie Chessum, making his first appearance since suffering a broken ankle during the Six Nations campaign, came off the bench with half a hour to go and was heavily involved in his limited time on the field, both at the set-piece and in the contact zone. 

The lock is sure to be a key cog in the engine room for both club and country for years to come and supporters will be delighted to see him back and making an impact.