The appointments of Brendan Venter as Technical Director, Nick Kennedy as DoR and the retention of Clark Laidlaw along with the new roles for Paul Hodgson, Declan Danaher and the recently retired George Skivington add up to a veritable Dream Team of coaching talent and expertise. Take a bow Bob Casey CEO and the architect behind the masterplan.

With a clear goal of a return to the Aviva Premiership, everything would appear to be in place for a successful 16/17 campaign to that end.

With facilities second to none and a strong squad of players and coaches. LI would appear to me to be the team to beat in the RFU Greene King Championship this season. I wish them well!