Leicester Tigers release attack coach Rob Taylor on compassionate grounds

By Oliver Taylor

The Leicester Tigers released attack coach Rob Taylor from his contract on Tuesday.

Taylor joined the Tigers in July. He was released on compassionate grounds, allowing him to return to his native New Zealand amid the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic.

Academy coach Matt Smith will inherit the attack coach role on an interim basis.

On a statement released on the Tigers’ website, head coach Steve Borthwick said: “On behalf of the players, coaching team and everybody at Leicester Tigers, I thank Rob for his efforts and contribution to our club.

“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.”

The Tigers will begin the upcoming Premiership Rugby season against Gloucester Rugby at 3pm on Saturday, November 21.

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