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Former Leicester Tigers Coach Now Favourite To Take Over At Welford Road [Report]

Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints - Aviva Premiership Final

The Leicester Tigers appear to be closing in on a replacement for Richard Cockerill, after the Leicester Mercury reported that Matt O’Connor is now to favourite to take over at Welford Road next season. The 46-year-old Australian had enjoyed four successful years at the Tigers after being appointed as backs coach by Heyneke Meyer, and was subsequently promoted to head coach …

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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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Reports: Bath Set To Announce Surprise Candidate As New Head Coach

Bath are wasting no time in replacing Mike Ford. When news of Mike Ford’s sacking filtered through on Monday, very few fans were surprised. After all, Bath suffered a torrid season, despite possessing some the the Premiership’s best players. Within hours, commentators identified various candidates to replace Ford, with Heyneke Meyer thought leading a short list of contenders that included, Todd …

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Bath Aiming High With Target Replacement For Mike Ford

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 30: Mike Ford, the Bath director of rugby looks on during the Aviva Premiership Final between Bath and Saracens at Twickenham Stadium on May 30, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

After what was a disappointing season, Bath parted ways with Mike Ford, and are now on the lookout for a replacement. Bath finished 9th in the Premiership table, and failed to make it out of their pool in the European Challenge Cup. The club deemed enough was enough, and have cut Ford ahead of next season. Today, The Telegraph are …

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Bath: Analysing Three Of The Top Candidates To Replace Mike Ford

BATH, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 18: Mike Ford, Head Coach of Bath during the Aviva Premiership match between Bath Rugby and Newcastle Falcons at the Recreation Ground on March 18, 2016 in Bath, England. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

The shock departure of Mike Ford from The Rec has opened up one of the most attractive roles going in the sport. Here are three high profile candidates to be considered for the Bath job. _____ Todd Blackadder The Crusaders head coach will leave Super Rugby’s most successful franchise when his contract expires at the end of the season following eight years …

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Exclusive: Nick Heath Speaks With Harlequins’ New Coaching Team

Harlequins Announce Their New Coaching Team

Nick Heath travelled to Harlequins to speak with John Kingston and Graham Rowntree. When Conor O’Shea announced that he would be taking over as Italian head coach at the end of the season, numerous candidates were linked with the soon to be vacated position at Harlequins. Although the likes of Stuart Lancaster, Gregor Townsend, Wayne Smith, Lyn Jones, Heyneke Meyer and Johan Erasmus …

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Rowntree Set To Join Quins

during the England training session at Pennyhill Park on September 22, 2015 in Bagshot, England.

Former England international and forwards coach Graham Rowntree has today announced that he is set to join London based Harlequins as of next season. This news comes in the wake of the departure of current Director of Rugby Conor O’Shea who is set to leave at the end of the season to take on the mantle as head coach of …

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The Two Biggest Challenges Allister Coetzee Will Face With South Africa

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - APRIL 05: Stormers coach Allister Coetzee during the Super Rugby match between DHL Stormers and Waratahs at DHL Newlands Stadium on April 05, 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Shaun Roy/Gallo Images)

The new South Africa coach was named last week, bringing to an end a six-month wait for Heyneke Meyer’s replacement. Here Hefin Jones discusses two of the biggest challenges the new coach, Allister Coetzee, will face: 1. Selection As a part of the South African Rugby Union’s Strategic Transformation Plan – a plan to boost non-white participation in the game at all …

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Springboks Scrap Traditional Coaching Panel

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 30: South Africa players huddle after the 2015 Rugby World Cup Bronze Final match between South Africa and Argentina at the Olympic Stadium on October 30, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Following on from what was an unspectacular 2015 World Cup for the Springboks, SARU have decided to review the management and coaching positions within the national team from 2016 onwards. With the contracts of the management, logistical and medical staff having expired at the end of of 2015, the new changes will be implemented with the announcement of the new …

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The Three Top Targets For The South Africa Head Coach Role

Heyneke Meyer was head coach of the South Africa national team for the entire World Cup cycle building up to England in 2015. While he did succeed in building a young team, the World Cup was ultimately deemed a failure. The Springboks were shocked in the opening game after Eddie Jones’ Japan side recorded an historic win. However, the ‘Boks …

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Heyneke Meyer Steps Down As South Africa Coach

South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer has stepped down as manager of the South Africa rugby team, after finishing third in the World Cup in England. The 48 year-old brought the Springboks agonisingly close to upsetting the All-Blacks in the semi-final, but came up two points short. However, this ultimately failed to redeem their shock loss to Japan on the opening …

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Are The Springboks On The Verge Of Appointing A New Coach?

Bookmakers have stopped taking bets on the identity of the new Springboks coach. After South Africa’s defeat to Japan at the Rugby World Cup, Heyneke Meyer was always going to find it difficult to hold onto the Springbok’s coaching job. In the aftermath of the defeat, some even argued only winning the tournament would save Meyer from the sack. However, the …

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5 Reasons Why South Africa Could Shock New Zealand Tomorrow

There is no doubting this New Zealand side are raging hot favourites to progress to the final of the Rugby World Cup with a win over South Africa tomorrow. With arguably the most complete performance by a side ever at the tournament in the quarter-final, Steve Hansen’s side look to close it out by winning two more games. However, it …

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