Freddie Burns axed by Leicester but now bids for final

NIK SIMON - EXCLUSIVE: Despite having one year remaining on his contract, Burns has been squeezed out of Welford Road to act as the bargaining chip for George Ford in a swap deal with Bath.

Freddie Burns cracked a trademark joke when he realised he was wearing his own black jumper instead of branded Leicester training gear for his media duties.‘Am I meant to be in Tigers kit?’ asked the fly-half. ‘They took it off me! They took it off me quicker than they took my contract off me!’Burns is renowned for harmless jokes but this had a cutting punchline. Freddie Burns could be about to play his final game for Leicester against Wasps on SaturdayDespite having one year remaining o...