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Assistant Coach

Richard Wigglesworth

  • BirthplaceBlackpool, Lancashire

Richard Wigglesworth joins Steve Borthwick's coaching team ahead of the 2021/22 season, while continuing as a member of the Leicester Tigers senior squad.

The 38-year-old will link-up with Matt Smith to lead the Leicester Tigers attack.

A six-time Premiership and three-time European Champions Cup winner, Wigglesworth became the first player in Premiership history to make 300 league appearances during his debut campaign at Tigers.

The 37-year-old previously represented Sale Sharks and Saracens, as well as making 33 Test appearances for England which included back-to-back Rugby World Cup campaigns in 2011 and 2015.

During his penultimate and final season as a player with Saracens, Wigglesworth balanced his playing role with coaching duties with Championship club Ealing Trailfinders.

Ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Wigglesworth was appointed to the Canada national team's staff.