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Tuesday Feb 7, 2023

Leicester coach to depart at the end of the season

It’s been a bit of a wild couple of months for Leicester Tigers. First of all their revered head coach Steve Borthwick announced his departure in exchange for the England top job. Stepping up to his empty plate was then none other than veteran rugby player, Richard Wigglesworth. Since then the Tigers have seen a huge amount of their players called up for the national side, with the club side left short.

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Not to slow down the Leicester news train, it has been announced today that Richard Wigglesworth and Aled Walters will now be joining Borthwick in the England squad as part of his England staff at the end of the 2022/23 season.

Speaking about Wigglesworth and Walters, Leicester Tigers Chief Executive Officer Andrea Pinchen said: “Richard and Aled have been key figures at the club in recent seasons in very different ways and, while disappointed to be saying farewell to them at season’s end, thank them for their efforts on and off the field at Leicester Tigers.”

“It has been a great privilege to have had both represent and be a part of Leicester Tigers.

“Their professionalism and leadership shone through when we were forced into changes to our coaching team halfway through a season and they took on more responsibilities, which we are grateful to both for and look forward to continuing to have as part of Leicester Tigers for the remainder of this campaign.

“In the same way that we want to see our players be as successful as possible and achieve accolades at all levels the game, we want our coaches and staff to achieve this as well. The appointment of Leicester Tigers coaches to senior international roles is not only a testament to their hard work and ability, but a great badge of honour for this club.

“We wish both of them all the best for the next chapter in their career and, as they have throughout their tenures at Tigers, know that they are fully committed to finishing their time with the club successfully.”

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