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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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Leicester Tigers Confirm Interest In England Fly-Half After Owen Williams Departure

Leicester Tigers v Worcester Warriors - Aviva Premiership

Although news of Owen Williams’ impending departure from the Leicester Tigers didn’t come as too much of a surprise, his move to Gloucester does come as a bit of a blow. Williams’ ability to play at inside centre grants the Tigers additional creativity, particularly with Matt Toomua ruled out for the remainder of the season. The Welsh playmaker also possesses a massive boot, …

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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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Leicester Tigers Star On The Verge Of Joining Stade Francais

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It’s fair to say that the Leicester Tigers have not enjoyed the best start to the season. After adding Matt Toomua and JP Pietersen to his squad last summer, there was a great deal expected of Richard Cockerill’s side this season. However, the Tigers have failed to find any consistency, while injury has robbed them of Toomua and Manu Tuilagi. If that wasn’t …

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Matt Toomua Ruled Out For Six Months After Suffering Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

Leicester Tigers v Racing 92 - European Rugby Champions Cup

Leicester Tigers have been hit with yet more injury trouble. This last last year Leicester Tigers fans were drooling over the prospect of watching Manu Tuilagi and Matt Toomua link up in midfield this season. The Australian international had just come off the back of Australia’s World Cup campaign and was an important member of their Rugby Championship winning squad last season. Consequently, …

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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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George Ford Rumoured To Be Joining Premiership Rivals

Bath Rugby v London Welsh - Aviva Premiership

George Ford could leave Bath at the end of the season. When Bruce Craig took the decision to sack Mike Ford toward the end of last season, rumours surrounding the future of George circulated freely. The Bath Chronicle fuelled such speculation, stating that George Ford had signed a new contract last December on the understanding that his father would remain in …

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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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Michael Cheika Makes Five Substantial Changes To Wallabies Squad

New Zealand v Australia

Australia will be looking to bounce back after back-to-back losses against New Zealand. When the Wallabies take to the field against South Africa next weekend, they will be looking to overturn an unenviable run of six consecutive test match defeats. However form is not the only difficulty the Wallabies will have to overcome against South Africa. Injuries suffered by Matt …

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Quade Cooper And Bernard Foley Could Start Against All Blacks In Radically Reshaped Wallaby Backline

Wallabies Training Session

Michael Cheika could be about reconstruct the Australian backline. It could be argued that Australian rugby is going through an identity crisis. Despite struggling at the set piece in years gone by, talented back lines had the ability to get them out of trouble with meagre possession. In the past, Australia deployed playmakers at 10 and 12 in order to maximise their devastating …

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Devastating News For Matt Giteau

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 20: Matt Giteau of the Wallabies runs during the Bledisloe Cup Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at ANZ Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

It seems that Matt Giteau’s long and fabled Wallaby career has all but come to a premature end after scans have revealed that the centre has suffered a broken ankle and an additional fracture to his leg. The injury endured by the 103-timed capped Australian reduced his game time to only ten minutes in yesterdays 42-8 loss to two-times world champions …

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A Northern Hemisphere Bound Super Rugby XV

European clubs are raiding the southern hemisphere for some of the game’s biggest names. With the Super Rugby season after coming to a conclusion, some of the southern hemisphere’s best players are already making their way north to join European clubs. Although this annual migration is nothing new, the age profile of the players leaving Super Rugby is clearly a …

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