Leicester Tigers: Scrum-half Jack van Poortvliet hopes new psychological strategy will assist him ‘push on’

Jack van Poortvliet
Jack van Poortvliet was a member of England’s Underneath-20 Six Nations-winning workforce this 12 months

Scrum-half Jack van Poortvliet hopes to have a huge impact for Leicester Tigers within the upcoming season after engaged on his psychological strategy to the sport.

He performed 16 occasions in 2020-21, scoring two tries, having made his debut as a youngster within the earlier marketing campaign.

“I actually loved final season, however I need to preserve pushing on,” the 20-year-old instructed BBC Radio Leicester.

“We have had a psychologist are available who has actually helped me. That is positively an space I believe I’ve grown in.”

“As quickly as you string some video games collectively your confidence will increase and I’ve positively acquired extra comfy and extra assured when I’m enjoying.”

Leicester completed sixth within the Premiership final season and reached the ultimate of the European Problem Cup earlier than shedding to Montpellier, however the summer time has seen modifications within the squad and backroom groups, and a change of captain with Ellis Genge changing Tom Youngs.

Van Poortvliet – who helped Leicester’s Underneath-18s to back-to-back titles in 2018 and 2019 says head coach Steve Borthwick has given the gamers a “clear give attention to every space of the sport” however has not burdened them with expectations of success earlier than the brand new season has even begun.

“Steve hasn’t set us any targets of the place we need to end, issues like that,” he continued.

“We need to win each sport we play in and it begins with Exeter subsequent week. The boys are actually wanting ahead to having that problem…and there may be positively an pleasure and power constructing inside the group.”

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