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Gloucester Confirm The Signing Of Jonny May From Leicester Tigers

Jonny May Gloucester

Gloucester have confirmed the signing of England international Jonny May for next season as the winger departs Leicester Tigers.  Jonny May came through the Gloucester Academy, making 121 appearances for the Kingsholm outfit before signing for the Tigers in 2017. With 53 caps for England, May is considered one of the most devastating finishers in the game and it’s undoubtedly …

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David Denton Announces Retirement From Professional Rugby

David Denton

David Denton has announced his retirement from professional rugby. The Scotland and Leicester Tigers back-rower has not played since suffering a head injury against Northampton Saints at Twickenham in October 2018. After a long spell on the sidelines, and extensive consultation with medical experts and the medical staff at his club, the 29-year-old has been advised to retire. “It is …

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Munster Confirm Jaco Taute Move To Leicester Tigers

Jaco Taute

Munster have confirmed that South African centre, Jaco Taute, will join Leicester Tigers at the beginning of the next season.  The announcement comes hours after the Premiership club confirmed the signing of Leinster centre, Noel Reid. Taute was first brought to the province in September 2016 as a replacement for the injured Francis Saili and made his debut the following …

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Noel Reid To Join Leicester Tigers At End Of Season

Noel Reid

Leinster Rugby have confirmed that centre Noel Reid will join Leicester Tigers from the start of the 2019/2020 season. The 28-year old made his senior debut for the province against Aironi in October 2011 and has made 120 appearances in a Leinster jersey since then, scoring 103 points. Reid also has one international cap to his name, which came during …

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Leicester Appoint Geordan Murphy As Head Coach Despite Poor Form

English Premiership side Leicester announced the appointment of Geordan Murphy as head coach on a permanent basis on Tuesday despite a poor run of results under his leadership. The 40-year-old had been holding the position on an interim basis since the opening weeks of the season when Matt O’Connor was sacked after one league game. “It is a huge honour …

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Eastmond Set For Disciplinary Hearing After Ian Madigan Tackle

Kyle Eastmond will appear before an independent disciplinary panel on Tuesday as a result of his tackle on Ian Madigan in the Leicester Tigers’ loss to the Bristol Bears at Ashton Gate on Saturday.  The incident occurred in the 24th minute of the match with Bristol holding a slender 10-7 advantage over their opponents. The home side were going from …

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Manu Tuilagi Back To His Best In Thumping Win Over Scarlets

Manu Tuilagi

Manu Tuilagi rolled back the years with a superb physically dominating performance to help his Leicester Tigers side secure a vital 45-27 win over the Scarlets at Welford Road.  There was little separating the sides at halftime where the Tigers took a narrow 15-13 lead into the break but a powerful second-half performance spearheaded by the 27-year-old saw the home …

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Watch: Referee JP Doyle Gets Stuck In To Check Grounding

Referee JP Doyle was straight into the action in today’s eagerly anticipated East Midlands Derby between the Leicester Tigers and the Northampton Saints at Twickenham.  Saints’ Jamie Gibson got the first try of the game and he has Doyle to thank for going through the effort of viewing the grounding. The Saints were about a metre out from the Tigers’ line …

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Will Spencer Given Four Week Ban After This Tackle

Leicester Tigers will be without the services of Will Spencer for the next month after a ban was issued to the player. The lock was given a red card during the Tigers’ defeat to Wasps at the weekend for a challenge that was deemed a ‘dangerous tackle’ on Tommy Taylor. Having appeared before an independent disciplinary panel, Spencer was given …

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Austin Healey: Leicester Tigers Are Embarrassing And A Shambles

Former Leicester Tigers stalwart and current pundit, Austin Healey, has hit out at his former club over the situation which has seen Matt O’Connor sacked after just one game into the new Gallagher Premiership season.  O’Connor was relieved of his duties after the Tigers suffered a sobering 40-6 loss to the Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park. Geordan Murphy, who was …

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Austin Healey: Leicester Tigers Are A Bigger Club Than Leinster

Austin Healey believes that the Leicester Tigers are a bigger club than current European and PRO14 champions Leinster and it’s this logic which he applies to the argument of Stuart Lancaster potentially taking over at the English club after Matt O’Connor’s recent departure.  O’Connor has departed from the Tigers after just one game of the new season where they fell to …

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Leicester Tigers Head-Coach Matt O’Connor Has Been Sacked

Leicester Tigers head-coach Matt O’Connor has announced today that he will be leaving his position with the club just one game into the new season. Leicester Tigers’ Premiership season did not get off to the best of starts as they ended up on the receiving side of a 40-6 mauling at the hands of Exeter Chiefs on Saturday. Assistant coach Geordan …

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Matt Toomua To Return To Australia At End Of Season

Matt Toomua will return to Australia at the end of the 2018/2019 season after agreeing a deal with Rugby Australia and Melbourne Rebels beginning in 2019. The 28-year-old has signed a two and a half year as he looks to gain Wallabies selection for this summer’s Rugby Championship before returning to Leicester Tigers for the remainder of the club’s 2018/19 …

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Northampton Saints Move Derby To Twickenham To Raise Money For Rob Horne

The Northampton Saints have moved their home fixture with Leicester Tigers away from Franklin’s Gardens to Twickenham in order to raise money for former player Rob Horne.  The 34-times capped Wallaby suffered a life-changing injury when playing for the Saints last season. In a clash with the Leicester Tigers at Welford Road in April, Horne made a tackle but in doing …

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