Sunday Express - Sun 23 Dec 2001 - Page 106

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PREMIERSHIP Quins wilt under Leicester title charge Tigers rampant STEVE BALE

at The Stoop 21 PWDL F APts Leicester ....1210 0 2 376 195 47 Sale 11 6 1 4 301 253 33 Gloucester..11 6 0 5 339 207 32 LdnIrish ....11 6 2 3 298 199 31 Newcastle ..11 7 1 3 211 222 31 Bristol 11 5 1 5 291 313 26 Harlequins..12 3 2 7 243 256 22 Saracens....11 5 0 6 207 314 22 Northamptn 11 4 1 6 202 222 21 Bath 11 4 0 7 152 226 19 Leeds 11 4 0 7 205 344 19 Wasps 11 3 0 8 238 312 15 left on the bench, and the electric Steve Booth made an appearance only once Stimpson had departed. With Austin Healey having disparaged most of Leicester's Premiership rivals on television during the week, it was incumbent on the champions, and Healey, to prove his point.

Readit It's wheelie great stuff How they stand

(Collins, 16.99) **** THAT'S all we need ? Carl Fogarty telling dare-devil motorbikers how to drive even faster. The eight-times World Superbike champion has had his own riding career stopped by injury, but though the body might be weak, the mind is still willing.

QUOTES

BRISTOL coach Dean Ryan is looking forward to being back in the thick of things after his touchline ban. Kiwis Andy Blowers and John Leslie are ready to return for the Saints but Andy Newman will not be in the squad ? the second-row was sacked by the club for drink driving last week.

Watchit Underwoods, look away now

THIS hour-long video captures the rise of Jonah Lomu from schoolboy to rugby colossus.

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