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Sidoli set for early action

20th August 2004

International lock Robert Sidoli is looking forward to his Blues' debut sooner rather than later.

The 20-times capped new recruit has taken a full part in training this week and believes he is almost ready for match action.

He said, "Although I didn't play at Worcester last week I enjoyed the pre-season camp and things have gone well again this week. There should be no problems with my availability for the Celtic League opener against Leinster at the beginning of next month but, ideally, I'd like to feature against Leicester next Saturday. At the moment that is very much a possibility."

Director of coaching David Young will finalise is starting line-up to play the Tigers in midweek before the squad travel to the midlands on Friday. Next Saturday's game at Welford Road kicks-off at 3.00pm.