Leicester Tigers have announced that former Leinster and Queensland Reds coach Matt O’Connor will be taking over the reins at Welford Road from April 2017, subject to him being given a work visa. O’Connor will replace former All Black Aaron Mauger, who is said to be devastated at the club’s decision to show him the door. This weekend’s game against Northampton will be Mauger’s last as Tigers coach and the news of O’Connor’s appointment comes just a day after Tigers beat Saints to claim the Anglo-Welsh Cup, their first piece of silverware in four years. Continue reading
Springbok winger JP Pietersen scored twice as Leicester Tigers thrashed struggling Bristol Rugby 50-17 in their AVIVA Prem clash.
Pietersen’s former Sharks teammate Patrick Cilliers was also on the scoresheet, with the likes of Owen Williams, Telusa Veainu, Brendon O’Connor, Adam Thompstone and Greg Bateman also netting as the Tigers picked up their biggest win of the season Continue reading
Bonus point win for Leicester Tigers as they beat Gloucester 34-9 at Welford Road. Luke Hamilton, Adam Thompstone and Maxime Mermoz were on target for the Tigers, with another award by the referee as a penalty try. Owen Williams scored three conversions and a drop goal while five points also came from the boot of Freddie Burns (1P 1C) Continue reading