The trouble at Leicester: ‘I’d be saying black and Cockers would say white’

Aaron Mauger, who has taken over at Leicester Tigers following the sacking of Richard Cockerill, reveals the coaching differences that harmed the club

A familiar figure turned up at Leicester’s training ground on Wednesday but any cosy suggestion of business as usual was conspicuously absent. Even as Richard Cockerill was bidding farewell to the squad in person following his removal as the Tigers’ director of rugby, his interim successor Aaron Mauger was making it crystal clear that irreconcilable coaching differences had prompted the pair’s professional break-up.

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