Geordan Murphy: Leicester Tigers appoint interim boss as new head coach

Geordan Murphy’s Leicester have lost eight consecutive matches in all competitions Premiership club Leicester Tigers have appointed interim boss Geordan Murphy as their head coach. The 40-year-old, who won eight league titles with Tigers as a player, had been in caretaker charge since Matt O’Connor’s sacking on 3 September. The ex-Ireland and British and Irish […]

Leicester hopes all but ended by Racing defeat

Racing 92 full-back Simon Zebo has made 35 appearances for Ireland European Rugby Champions Cup – Pool Four Leicester: (11) 11 Tries: Worth Pens: Ford (2) Racing 92: (24) 34 Tries: Iribaren, Imhoff (2), Vakatawa Cons: Russell (4) Pens: Russell (2) Leicester’s hopes of reaching the Champions Cup knockout stages are all but over after […]

Leinster end Bath hopes of Champions Cup progress

Johnny Sexton has signed a new deal with the IRFU, meaning he will play for Ireland and Leinster until 2021 European Rugby Champions Cup – Pool 1 Leinster: (28) 42 Tries: Conan, O’Loughlin, Lowe, Byrne, Leavy, Gibson-Park Cons: Sexton (5), Byrne Bath: (10) 15 Tries: Louw, Underhill Cons: Wilson Pens: Wilson Champions Cup holders Leinster […]

Schmidt rejected role with All Blacks last year

Joe Schmidt declined an offer to work under All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen Ireland coach Joe Schmidt turned down an offer to work under his New Zealand counterpart Steve Hansen last year. Chief executive of NZ Rugby Steve Tew told the New Zealand Herald they approached Schmidt about an assistant coaching position last year. […]