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Cockerill says Leicester Tigers will spend money in transfer window

Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Leicester Tigers is in need of some high quality reinforcements and will not back down from spending money to plug the holes in the squad, according to Director of Rugby Richard Cockerill.

Northampton Saints sign Jamie Gibson from Leicester Tigers

Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Northampton Saints have announced the signing of flanker Jamie Gibson from fierce East Midlands rivals the Leicester Tigers for the new season.

The 24 year old, who was a part of the England squad for their summer tour of 2012 without being handed a cap, is one of the most promising players on the fringes of the England team and his signing for the new season means the Jimmies will go into the 2015/16 even stronger.

Toulon Win Against The Tigers

Toulon took their revenge by defeating the Tigers as they were defeated at the Leicester. In the starting quarter Toulon showed an intensity which was unmatchable. The victory was comprehensive for his team. There was fury amongst the crowd as well in the first quarter. Soon Toulon was up with 16-0. Courage was shown by Toulon in the game against the Tigers. Second half Leicester showed some momentum but they were obviously no match against Toulon.

Tigers suffer another injury blow

Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club and the reigning champions the Leicester Tigers have not been having the best of times over the last few months on the injury front and things haven’t been any better with the turn of the year as well.

The club has now been hit with yet another massive injury blow with Dan Bowden sidelined for up to twelve weeks. Bowden has suffered a number of fractures on his cheekbones as well as eye socket and is expected to sit on the sidelines till the end of February.

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Home talent key to Leicester Tigers success

Sam Harrison, the scrum half for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club and the defending champions the Leicester Tigers, believes that the club’s strong core of home grown talent will be influential as the club hunts for more success in the future.

The 23 year old is among one of those players that came through the club’s famed academy and is a player who was born and brought up in the county and Harrison definitely knows what he is talking about.

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Leicester Tigers

The Leicester Tigers, officially known as the Leicester Football Club is a professional rugby football union club from England that currently plays in the Aviva Premiership, the top tier of English professional rugby, the Anglo Welsh Cup as well as the Heineken Cup where the team has been a regular over the past few years.

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Anthony Allen back for Leicester Tigers

Anthony Allen will be making his return to the Leicester Tigers lineup ahead of the team’s crucial encounter against Italian giants Treviso in the Heineken Cup in Italy on Saturday.

The centre missed his side’s 33-25 victory over the heavyweight Italian side after he was stretchered off following an extremely harsh challenge by Matt Banahan of Bath Rugby in their 17-12 victory in an Aviva Premiership encounter on the 1st of December and had not trained for sometime before returning to training in midweek for the record Premiership champions.

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LEICESTER FACE CLERMONT

Leicester take on Clermont in what promises to be a fierce encounter on Sunday. The Tigers travel to Clermont on Sunday before the return next weekend aiming to end Clermont’s 33 match unbeaten run on home soil.

The atmosphere at Clermont with its passionate local fan base adds to a squad with tremendous strength in depth which has seen the French side go without a defeat at home since November 2009.

LEICESTER REVEAL RECORD TURNOVERS

Leicester Tigers have revealed record turnovers of £18.5m. Tigers recorded a profit of £284,000 for the period ending 30 June 2010, compared to a loss of £989,000 in 2009.

And the increased turnover of £1.4m was partly down to the first phase of the redevelopment of Welford Road which saw the capacity increased to 24,000, and partly due to increased sales of Wales Rugby Hospitality Tickets.

That saw record crowds averaging more than 21,500 last season.

INJURY FORCES LEICESTER SCRUM-HALF TO QUIT

Leicester Rugby Union and England scrum-half Harry Ellis has announced that he will retire from the game after failing to recover from several knee problems. The 28-year-old, who won 27 caps, required a reconstruction of his left knee in 2007 and sustained a second injury in the same area last season.

Now, having taken a medical advice, Ellis has decided he has no option but to quit playing rugby.

"The most difficult decision for any player to make is about when they have to stop playing," said Ellis. "But, after taking medical advice, unfortunately I have to announce my retirement.

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