Ed Hollis has departed the club after five seasons as Head of Medical Services by mutual consent due to the financial implications on Leicester Tigers brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hollis joined Tigers in the summer of 2015 after previous posts with Football Australia – including two World Cups and an Olympics campaign – the Canberra Raiders, the Brumbies in Super Rugby and Tottenham Hotspur FC, as well as a recent stint with Rugby Australia as a member of the Wallabies staff at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
In his time at the club, Hollis has overseen the medical department responsible for all Tigers teams.
Head coach Geordan Murphy thanked Hollis for what he has given to Tigers during his five seasons in Leicester.
“Ed is a world class operator, who I am grateful to have worked closely with, and leaves the legacy of a world class medical staff and operation behind that he has helped develop” said Murphy.
“He has given so much to our club and, like we all aim to do in anything we do, leaves his role and department in a better place than when he arrived in 2015.
“We all wish Ed the very best in the next chapter and on behalf of my fellow coaches, the playing group and all of the staff at Tigers, thank him for his contributions to the club.”
Leicester Tigers chairman Peter Tom also shared his gratitude to Hollis, adding: “We feel very fortunate to have had someone of Ed’s experience, professionalism and character as part of our club.”
“Ed has brought through significant, positive changes in his department during his time at Tigers and we are all grateful for his efforts, as well as the legacy he leaves behind at our club.
“The seriousness of the current pandemic and the financial constraints and implications on clubs should not be lost on anybody and this decision was by no means made lightly.
“I wish him and his family all the best, on behalf of all of us at Leicester Tigers, in his next chapter.”
The club will confirm the new-look Leicester Tigers medical department at a later date with senior physiotherapist Simon Wallace to now oversee the medical services on an interim basis.