Steve Borthwick misses out on Bath reunion due to Covid self-isolation

  • Leicester head coach will miss Sunday’s game at Welford Road
  • Borthwick wants fitter Tigers to pull away from relegation zone

Steve Borthwick will watch Leicester’s match on Sunday against Bath, the club where he made his name as a second row, at home on television with the volume turned down as he isolates following a Covid-19 outbreak at Welford Road, seeking a cure for a malady that started long before 2020.

“When we won in Bayonne last month, it was the first time Leicester had done so in France for seven years,” says Borthwick, who took over as head coach in July when the Tigers were one off the bottom of the Premiership but spared a relegation scrap because of Saracens’ disgrace.

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