Perhaps the worst season in recent memory for a Tigers fan. Never have they finished in the bottom half of the Premiership Rugby table, and came perilously close this season, but just about survived the drop. The lowest the club had finished in the previous two decades was 6th in the 2002-03 season. This year, they finished 11th, just above bottom of the table Falcons.
Leicester lost a whopping 15 games and had the worst defensive record in the Gallagher Premiership. No one conceded more points than the Midlands outfit (632)- not even relegated Newcastle. They let in 81 tries, and scored only 47. Painful viewing if you’re a Tigers fan, but they did manage to survive the drop, and it’s a case of onwards and upwards in the 2019/20 season.
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