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Club Rugby

Richard Cockerill ban puzzles Leicester Tigers


Leicester have expressed vindication and bemusement after director of rugby Richard Cockerill's nine-match ban was amended to include two pre-season friendlies, but the Premiership champions are puzzled as to why the Montpellier pre-season game was not included and remain "disappointed" with the RFU.

Cockerill was banned after being found guilty of unprofessional behaviour in a touchline exchange with fourth official Stuart Terheege during the Premiership final in May.