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“…Picking Up Six Figure Wages For Not Very Much. Things Had To Change”

Sean McMahon reporting from Thomond Park. It’s been quite the remarkable turnaround for Edinburgh this season. In the last six seasons, they have failed to finish in the top-six of the PRO14/PRO12 but since Richard Cockerill took over as head coach in the summer, fortunes changed drastically for the Scottish club. Under Cockerill’s tutelage, Edinburgh have finished third in Conference …

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Watch: Chris Ashton Had A Debut To Remember For Toulon

RC Toulon's English winger Chris Ashton (C) is tackled by Pau's French flanker Pierrick Gunther (L) during the French Top 14 rugby union match RC Toulon vs Pau at The Mayol Stadium in Toulon, south-eastern France on August 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND LANGLOIS (Photo credit should read BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Chris Ashton shone on his Toulon debut on Sunday as the French side dispatched of Pau 41-14 in their Top 14 opener. The (former) England international lined out with his new side in a competitive fixture for the first time, and the ex-Saracens wing was involved in the thick of the action on both ends of the pitch. That said, …

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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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Richard Cockerill Announced As New Edinburgh Head Coach

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: Richard Cockerill of Leicester Tigers ahead of the Aviva Premiership match between Newcastle Falcons and Leicester Tigers at Kingston Park on March 8, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

Richard Cockerill has not been out of work for long. Having parted ways with Leicester Tigers last month after a disappointing run of form, the Englishman has been confirmed as Edinburgh’s new head coach. The three-time Premiership winning coach has signed a two-year deal with the Scottish outfit, and will relocate to Scotland once his finishes his role with Toulon. …

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Richard Cockerill Set For Shock Pro12 Switch

London Irish v Leicester Tigers - Aviva Premiership

Despite being sacked by the Leicester Tigers, Richard Cockerill remains a man in demand. Within days of leaving Welford Road, the 46-year-old was on a plane to the south of France where he joined Mike Ford at Toulon. However, given that Cockerill was only employed on a short term contract at the Stade Mayol, there had been much speculation over his …

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Mike Ford Set For Immediate Return To Premiership Following Toulon Sojourn

Bath Rugby v Saracens - Aviva Premiership Final

Gloucester look set to appoint a new coaching team, once Mohed Altrad’s takeover of the club is given the green light by World Rugby and European Professional Club Rugby next week. Despite the controversy surrounding Johan Goosen’s retirement and subsequent rumours connecting the South African with moves to either Montpellier or Gloucester, the Daily Mail believe Altrad’s takeover over will be given the go-ahead …

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Opinion – Toulon May Have Stars But They Desperately Lack Substance

When Mourad Boudjellal took over as Toulon President in 2006, he promised to build a French rugby dynasty. A team that would go onto dominate both French and European Rugby winning three Heineken Cup/European Rugby Champions Cups, one top 14 championship and two Challenge Cup finals appearances. The club have attracted a glittering array of international talent over the last decade but …

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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 Poached By Toulon Just Days After Leicester Sacking

Just four days after his sacking by Leicester Tigers, Richard Cockerill has been drafted into the coaching staff at Toulon by head coach Mike Ford.  The announcement from the three time European champions reveals that Cockerill will join the coaching staff in a consultancy role until the end of the season where he will be working alongside Marc del Maso …

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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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Leicester Tigers Star On The Verge Of Joining Stade Francais

Telusa Veainu

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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