Former Leicester Tigers wing John Duggan has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Duggan made 302 appearances for Tigers between 1970-80 and his 158 tries in the club’s colours puts him third on the all-time list behind only Percy Lawrie and Barry Evans. He also represented Leicestershire and Midland Counties, the Midlands and Irish Wolfhounds as a player.


The Dublin-born Duggan served as Tigers’ fitness and conditioning coach during the 1997-2004 period which brought four league titles and back-to-back European Cup wins.

A teacher throughout his playing career, well known for his work at Southfields College and Lancaster School in Leicester, Duggan receives his BEM award for services to disability school sport.