Former Leicester Tigers wing John Duggan has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Duggan made 302 appearances for Tigers between 1970-80 and his 158 tries in the club’s colours puts him third on the all-time list behind only Percy Lawrie and Barry Evans. He also represented Leicestershire and Midland Counties, the Midlands and Irish Wolfhounds as a player.
The Dublin-born Duggan served as Tigers’ fitness and conditioning coach during the 1997-2004 period which brought four league titles and back-to-back European Cup wins.
A teacher throughout his playing career, well known for his work at Southfields College, Lancaster School and Ellesmere College in Leicester, Duggan receives his BEM award for services to disability school sport.