Same freezing problems this morning so I decided to load with the comms link disconnected which made things better. I then decided with the comms link connected again I loaded the game but at the point of Syncing the FX3 I cancelled it then stopped syncing. The game loaded up straight into the main screen without any intro and of all the tables I've tried I have had no freezing problems.
Came out of the game then did another reload and at the syncing screen was told the sync data was different between the local Xbox and the Xbox live cloud at which point I chose the local data and the game loaded straight to the main screen and once again have experienced no problems.
Reloaded again and the syncing went straight through without any problem and loaded straight to the main screen.
I will see how it goes.