In Episode 2 of Talking Tigers: The Social Distancing Podcast Series, Bateman and Bondi catch-up with Ben Youngs to see how the international scrum-half is managing his time at home during the Coronavirus pandemic and what is keeping him busy.
Youngs, the father of two young children, shares with the duo his expertise in home-schooling and why he has dubbed himself the "morale" manager at his home during the isolation period.
Always the optimist, Youngs finds a silver-lining in the situation after what has been one of the busiest and most challenging and rewarding rugby schedules in his career, following on from the recent Rugby World Cup before re-joining his Tigers team-mates for the domestic competition.
In a wide-ranging chat, the passionate Leicester man also opens up on his decision to re-sign with the club and the chatter about the decision from both media and supporters and why he ignores the "white noise" out there.
Youngs, who has worked with Steve Borthwick at international level, also shares an insight into what Tigers supporters can expect from the incoming Head Coach and what role the addition of Borthwick had on his decision to remain at the club, as well as why he believes it's a crucial, important acquisition for the club on the current journey.
Bateman and Youngs also discuss the rugby calendar and why they believe the current situation presents a chance for the powers that be to assess what is best for rugby union moving forward, to ensure they can get the best out of players and increase engagement from supporters.
Listen to all that and much, much more in Episode 2 of The Social Distancing Podcast Series below or subscribe on Apple Podcasts.
The club’s exclusive podcast, Talking Tigers, has returned to the airwaves.
In a new-look format, with both hosts and guests confined to their homes during this challenging times, Greg Bateman and co-host ‘Bondi’ check-in with members of the Tigers squad and club staff to see what they are up to in isolation.
As well as discussing the Coronavirus pandemic and the forced changes to training schedules for players and club operations, guests will be chatting about how they’re handling life at home and what they are doing to keep busy.
And, of course, discussing the campaign to date, despite the season being postponed for the foreseeable future, and the major headlines Leicester supporters and across the game.