Ahead of rugby's return, the official Leicester Tigers Podcast is back on the airwaves and - in Episode 2 of the 𝘕𝘦𝘸 𝘓𝘰𝘰𝘬 Series - club captain Tom Youngs is the special guest.
But, the podcast remains without a name... for now!
Following on from the appearance of his front-row partner Dan Cole in Episode 1 of the 𝘕𝘦𝘸 𝘓𝘰𝘰𝘬 Series, Youngs mics up to chat captaincy and leadership, set-piece and criticism of the Leicester pack in recent seasons, the arrival of Steve Borthwick and his impact on the forwards and entire squad, plus an incredible, honest look back at recent seasons - on and off the pitch - for him and his family, on their way to getting what he describes as a "fairy tale ending" in life.
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In the first episode of the 𝘕𝘦𝘸 𝘓𝘰𝘰𝘬 [unnamed] Leicester Tigers Podcast, club captain Tom Youngs joins Bondi in the build-up to the return fixture against Exeter Chiefs in Round 14 of the Gallagher Premiership.
The Tigers skipper opens up on the impact of wife Tiffany's battle with cancer on their family, as well as the weight it placed on him as he continued to lead the club.
In a brutally honest discussion, Youngs also explains why he chose to keep the struggles to himself and if he contemplated stepping down from the leadership role at the club during the personal and professional ups-and-downs, off and on the pitch, in recent years.
We find out what "Tiff" is up to these days, including how she is inspiring people with her incredible story, and the new business she has set up to tell the tale and support similar sufferers through their fight.
Youngs discusses what it takes to be a good captain and leader, his inspirations when he was a young member of the squad and who are those on their way up the ranks who could step into his role down the track.
The England and British Lions international tells us why Steve Borthwick is the right fit for Tigers and the impact he has had since arriving in July, including the specific focus on the set-piece and why the criticism in recent seasons was justified.
And, tells a story from earlier this week when Borthwick put Bondi in his place out on the training paddock at the club's Oval Park headquarters.
The skipper also previews the weekend ahead, including what fans can expect from the side, shares some insights into the team to be named on Friday afternoon and much, much more!
In his debut appearance, club historian and world renowned rugby union stats man, Stuart Farmer, shares some fascinating insights into the history between Leicester and Exeter ahead of the weekend's game - including Tom Youngs' individual records and upcoming milestone!
And, as part of the 𝘕𝘦𝘸 𝘓𝘰𝘰𝘬 Podcast, Youngs takes on the awfully entertaining 𝗧𝗲𝗻 𝗧𝗲𝗿𝗿𝗶𝗯𝗹𝘆 𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗲 𝗤𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀!