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Cockerill bites back at accusations

Richard Cockerill is under a lot of pressure. Photo: Planet Rugby

Richard Cockerill is under a lot of pressure. Photo: Planet Rugby

Leicester boss Richard Cockerill has refuted ‘average accusations’ linking the Tigers training methods to their substantial injuries.

A rough start to the season has seen Leicester lose their last three matches to Bath, London Irish and Gloucester, with a huge number of players sidelined through injury.

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Cockerill hails Goneva’s fine start

Goneva goes in for one of his tries against the Falcons. Photo: Skysports

Goneva goes in for one of his tries against the Falcons. Photo: Skysports

Leicester boss Richard Cockerill admits he was not surprised by Vereniki Goneva’s fast start to the new Premiership season as the Fijian helped himself to a hat-trick in Leicester Tigers’ victory over Newcastle.

Despite four Freddie Burns penalties handing Leicester a 12-3 half-time lead, Newcastle burst out of the blocks after the interval and Juan Pablo Socino – who had added a first-half penalty – converted Richard Mayhew’s try to bring the Falcons to within two points of their hosts.

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