Burke leaves Leicester

Date published: October 28 2014

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Leicester backs coach and former Ireland international fly-half Paul Burke has left the English club, the Tigers have confirmed.

Tigers backs coach and former Ireland international fly-half Paul Burke has departed the Aviva Premiership outfit, Leicester announced on Tuesday.

Burke, who joined the coaching team in 2008 and then took over from now Leinster coach Matt O’Connor, played for them from 2006 to 2008.

But it appears that the English club have acted following a poor start to the campaign, with their latest defeat coming at the Scarlets last weekend.

BBC Radio Leicester believe that Phil Blake and Geordan Murphy will now take over the club’s backline responsibilities on an interim basis.

“Paul has been a good servant to the club and was very much liked by players and staff, first as an experienced member of the squad and then as part of the coaching team, initially under Heyneke Meyer and then Richard Cockerill,” said Tigers executive chairman Peter Tom CBE.

“We are grateful for Paul’s hard work on behalf of the club over the last eight-and-a-half years and we wish him well for the future.”

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