Leicester Tigers trio Dan Cole, Tom Youngs and Tom Croft have been put to the test behind the wheel for the Aviva Safe Driving Challenge.
The England and British & Irish Lions stars, who have more than 360 appearances for the Midlands club between them, took to the roads around the city to find out who the safest driver was and who the worst was, with a forfeit awaiting the loser.
The three forwards were unaware of what driving challenge was awaiting them and were set the task beforehand of choosing a classic car for one of their teammates to drive. Cole chose a 1968 Wolseley Hornet for 6ft 6ins lock Croft, who picked out a 1988 Peugeot 205 GTi for hooker Youngs. He plumped for a tiny 1969 Fiat 500L left-hand drive for 19st 5lb prop Cole to squeeze himself into.
After the cars were unveiled by former Tigers back and Aviva ambassador Austin Healey, the three Aviva Premiership Rugby players hit the road with TV driving expert Rebecca Ashton from the Institute of Advanced Motorists, who marked them on acceleration, braking and cornering – the three aspects measured by the Aviva Drive app, designed to help drivers save money on their car insurance premium.
After navigating their classic cars from the Oval Park training ground to Welford Road stadium and back with a few near-misses along the way, Healey revealed the winning driver and the loser.
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