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Opinion: Where Has It All Gone Wrong At Leicester Tigers?

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 28: A Leicester Tigers supporter waves a flag during the Anglo-Welsh Cup match between Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints at Welford Road Stadium on January 28, 2017 in Leicester, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

This season we have seen a further decline in the quality of rugby played by one of English rugby’s behemoth teams, Leicester Tigers. It begs the question, what has gone wrong? From 2004 to 2013 the Leicester Tigers featured in a record nine consecutive Premiership finals. This run epitomised a domination of English rugby that can not be truly appreciated without …

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Leicester Tigers Fly-Half Owen Williams Set To Join Premiership Rivals In Mega Money Transfer

Leicester Tigers v Saracens - Aviva Premiership

Good news stories have been in short supply for the Leicester Tigers in recent weeks. Injuries sustained by Matt Toomua and Manu Tuilagi robbed the club of their first choice center combination, leading to a lack of any real cutting edge in the back line, limiting the type of strategy Richard Cockerill could deploy. Nevertheless, when the lack of creativity was …

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Richard Cockerill Leaves Leicester Tigers

English club Leicester Tigers have announced that Director of Rugby Richard Cockerill is to leave his position with immediate effect. Cockerill’s association with the club is a long one given he is a former Tigers player himself and has been on the club’s coaching staff since 2004. He took up the position of Director of Rugby back in 2010. However, …

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5 Potential Candidates To Replace Richard Cockerill At The Leicester Tigers

Leicester Tigers v Worcester Warriors - Aviva Premiership

The pressure appears to be mounting on Richard Cockerill following the Leicester Tigers’ 38-0 drumming at the hands of Munster last weekend. Indeed, citing sources within the club, the Daily Mail even claimed that Saturday’s return fixture could very well decide the future of the Tigers’ Director of Rugby. Although Cockerill has found himself in this position before, the manner …

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Coaching Culture At Leicester Tigers Said To Be “Toxic” As Richard Cockerill Is Set To Be Sacked

Leicester Tigers v Racing 92 - European Rugby Champions Cup

Richard Cockerill’s time in charge of the Leicester Tigers looks to be coming to an end. Despite lying fourth in the Premiership, the Leicester Tigers have struggled for consistency throughout the opening months of the season. Although the Tigers have been unable to field their first choice center partnership of Manu Tuilagi and Matt Toomua due to injury, Cockerill’s side have …

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Owen Williams Vows: Best Is Yet To Come From Leicester This Season

Leicester fly-half Owen Williams believes his side have enough quality in their backline “to put teams to the sword” ahead of the Tigers’ game with one-win Worcester at Welford Road later this afternoon. Leicester currently sit in fourth place on the Premiership table with three wins and two losses so far this season and while the Tigers know that last weekend’s loss to Sale …

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Andy Goode Column: Richard Cockerill Will Only Come Under Pressure If The Tigers Don’t Qualify For The Premiership Semi Finals

Wasps v Leicester Tigers - Aviva Premiership

Although Saracens have replaced the Leicester Tigers as the Premiership’s dominant side, make no mistake about it, my old team remain box office and will maintain their place among England’s elite clubs in the future. Richard Cockerill has assembled a squad filled with attacking intent, and with Aaron Mauger now calling the shots as head coach, the Tigers are playing …

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Aviva Premiership 2016-2017 Preview: Leicester Tigers

Richard Cockerill’s coaching involvement at Leicester stretches back to 2005 and he has been at the heart of Leicester’s successes since, but has also overseen many disappointments at the last couple of hurdles as well during many of those years. With former All Black Aaron Mauger coming on board as head coach there has been a change in playing direction …

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Is Manu Tuilagi England’s Answer At 12?

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Manusamoa Tuilagi of Leicester Tigers in action during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Leicester Tigers and Benetton Treviso at Welford Road on January 16, 2016 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Manu Tuilagi has been named at 12 for Leicester’s Premiership fixture against Harlequins on Friday, only his second game back after 15 months away from the game. Can he be the answer to England’s long-term problems at inside centre? Paul Wassell investigates. Owen Farrell has started both of England’s Six Nations games at inside centre this season and has made …

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Video: The Greatest 12 Ever – Ma’a Nonu

Today our legends series moves onto inside centre. This position is sure to stir up some debate but there is one player who deserves the mantel of being the greatest – that man is Ma’a Nonu. Nonu, the blockbusting All Black centurion, epitomises everything about the perfect second five eighth. He can smash holes in opposing d-lines at will, he has …

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