Transfer News: Coach joins Leicester with immediate effect

Mark Bakewell has accepted the role of forwards coach at Leicester Tigers, confirmed Bristol this afternoon. 

The highly respected New Zealand born coach – who joined in February 2016 – agrees a three-year deal at Welford Road and departs with immediate effect.



“Mark [Bakewell] and I had a good discussion about the three-year contract offer on the table and it’s a great opportunity for him,” said Lam.

“Leicester has a traditionally forwards orientated game that will suit Bakes’ coaching style. His son, Jesse, has also been given a role in the S&C department so it’s an easy decision for him and his family.

“We wish Mark all the best in his new chapter at Leicester Tigers and he departs with our gratitude for the effort and hard work he has put in for our pack.”


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