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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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“I Would Be Very Surprised If It Had Further Ramifications.” – Matt O’Connor

Manu Tuilagi is currently training with his club mates in Leicester as the Tigers continue their preparations ahead of the new Premiership season. Matt O’Conner’s side are up against Bath at Welford Road as they look to kick-off their campaign with a win.  For Tuilagi, he has the England incident hanging over him. The 26-year-old and his international colleague, Denny Solomona, …

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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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Frank Quinn Column: Stuart Lancaster’s Appointment Leaves Too Many Unanswered Questions

Leinster surprised the rugby public when they appointed Stuart Lancaster as senior coach this week. Last season Leinster paid the price for sacking Matt O’Conner without having an alternative candidate ready to take the reigns. The speed at which the province moved to cast aside the Australian was in complete contrast to their fruitless search to find a replacement. Throughout the …

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Quade Cooper Signs New Deal With ARU But Will Not Join A Franchise Until Coaching Positions Are Filled

Australia v South Africa - The Rugby Championship

Quad Cooper will return to Australia after leaving Toulon. Australia’s Daily Telegraph have today announced Quade Cooper has signed new deal with the Australian Rugby Union, after leaving Toulon earlier this summer. Although Cooper’s contract will see him remain in Australia until after the 2019 World Cup, it is not yet known with which franchise. While the Queensland Reds remain Cooper’s …

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Stuart Lancaster In Contention For Super Rugby Job

New Zealand v England

Stuart Lancaster maybe about to make a return to coaching. Since the turn of the year, there have been persistent rumours linking Stuart Lancaster with a number of Super Rugby vacancies. Although many of these stories seemed to emerge after the former England coach met with officials in Australia, South Africa and New Zealand, Lancaster did tell the BBC Radio 5 …

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England Centre Ben Te’o Wanted To Play For Australia

Dublin , Ireland - 20 May 2016; Ben Te'o of Leinster is tackled by Chris Henry of Ulster during the Guinness PRO12 Play-off match between Leinster and Ulster at the RDS Arena in Dublin. (Photo By Seb Daly/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Recently called up Worcester-bound Leinster centre Ben Te’o wanted to play for the Wallabies, in a country where he had spent ten years playing rugby league, it has been revealed. Australia’s Daily Telegraph reports that Ben Te’o held talks with both Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika and Reds coach Matt O’Connor about bringing him in to the Australia Super Rugby …

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Leo Cullen Appointed Leinster Head Coach

Leinster Rugby have appointed Leo Cullen as Coach on a two year deal Leo Cullen, has been appointed as Leinster’s head coach on a two year deal. The three time Heineken Cup winning captain with the province broke the news to the players at a team meeting this morning. Commenting on the news, Leinster Rugby CEO Mick Dawson said, ‘We are delighted that …

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Matt O’Connor Has His Say on His Sacking as Leinster Boss

Former Leinster Head Coach Matt O’Connor publically aired his views in the aftermath of his sacking In many ways the manner in which Matt O’Connor was removed from his position was a watershed moment for Irish club rugby. While Tony McGahan, Rob Penney and Mark Anscombe all left Ireland under a cloud, their departures differ from that of Matt O’Connor. Although …

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Devin Toner – From Laughing Stock to World Class

Brian Barry profiles the rise and rise of Devin Toner, from a laughing stock to world class lock.   Leinster’s season all but came to an end last night with a 26-10 defeat, five days after Toulon put pay to their European dreams in extra time last week in Marseille. While there has been widespread condemnation of Matt O’Connor this …

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