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Assistant Coach

Boris Stankovich

  • Date of Birth9 Jan 1980
  • BirthplaceAuckland, New Zealand


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As a loosehead prop, Boris Stankovich spent seven years at Tigers after a move from Albi in France and was a firm favourite with colleagues and fans.

Born in New Zealand, he started as a hooker and had spells with Bath and London Irish before moving to Albi. He spent five years there, winning promotion to the Top 14 in 2005/06 and playing top-flight rugby there before the switch to Welford Road.

Boris was among seven Tigers debutants at Bristol on the opening day of the 2007/08 season and ended the season with appearances in the Finals of the Anglo-Welsh Cup and Premiership.

A Premiership finalist in his first four seasons at the club, Stankovich captained Tigers for the first time in a Cup tie at Exeter in January 2011 and marked the occasion with his only try of the season.

He played in the Anglo-Welsh Cup Final win over Northampton in 2011/12 and made a total of 119 appearances for the club.

He joined Newport Gwent Dragons in the summer of 2014 and then had a spell at Coventry before returning to Tigers after Richard Cockerill’s departure in January 2017.

As scrum coach, he works on the set-piece throughout the ranks at Tigers.