Leicester Tigers coach departs after just five months at Welford Road - Ruck

Leicester Tigers coach departs after just five months at Welford Road

Leicester Tigers have granted Rob Taylor an early release from his contract with the club on compassionate grounds, allowing the assistant coach to return to New Zealand.

Taylor arrived in Leicester from Australia in June, ahead of the resumption of the 2019/20 campaign, to oversee the Tigers attack.

Tigers head coach Steve Borthwick thanked Taylor for his contribution to the club.

“On behalf of the players, coaching team and everybody at Leicester Tigers, I thank Rob for his efforts and contribution to our club,” said Borthwick.

“It has been a shorter stay than we would have all hoped, but we are grateful for what he has given to Tigers and wish him well in whatever comes next.”

Taylor added: “I wish the coaches, players and staff the very best.”

The club has begun the process to replace Taylor and, on an interim basis, Tigers Academy head coach Matt Smith will take on the role.

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