Leicester Tigers announce another departure due to the COVID-19 pandemic - Ruck

Leicester Tigers announce another departure due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Ed Hollis has departed the club after five seasons as Head of Medical Services by mutual consent due to the financial implications on Leicester Tigers brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hollis joined Tigers in the summer of 2015 after previous posts with Football Australia – including two World Cups and an Olympics campaign – the Canberra Raiders, the Brumbies in Super Rugby and Tottenham Hotspur FC, as well as a recent stint with Rugby Australia as a member of the Wallabies staff at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

In his time at the club, Hollis has overseen the medical department responsible for all Tigers teams. 

Head coach Geordan Murphy thanked Hollis for what he has given to Tigers during his five seasons in Leicester.

“Ed is a world class operator, who I am grateful to have worked closely with, and leaves the legacy of a world class medical staff and operation behind that he has helped develop” said Murphy.

“He has given so much to our club and, like we all aim to do in anything we do, leaves his role and department in a better place than when he arrived in 2015.

“We all wish Ed the very best in the next chapter and on behalf of my fellow coaches, the playing group and all of the staff at Tigers, thank him for his contributions to the club.”


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14 DAVID CAMPESE (AUS): Wasn’t always generous in his comments about England but he was a great player and, really, he walks into the team

13 JERRY GUSCOTT (ENG): The way Jerry could accelerate onto a pass made him unique in my eyes. One of those players with the ability to do something that changed a game

12 FRANK BUNCE (NZ): Lots of people will say ‘how can you not pick Tim Horan at No 12?’ Horan was a great player, a better attacker than Bunce but I loved Bunce’s physicality

11 JONAH LOMU (NZ): If only for the matches he played against England, he would get in, but Lomu played plenty of other great matches.