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Leicester Tigers confirm coaching team for 2024/2025 season

The Leicester Tigers have announced Peter Hewat and Matt Parr will join Dan McKellar’s coaching staff ahead of next season. 

Experienced coach Hewat will head up the attack side of things, with former Tigers player Parr taking over as Head of Performance.

Commenting on Hewart, McKellar said: “We’re pleased to have Peter join Leicester Tigers. Obviously having worked with Pete before, I know how good a coach he is and the energy and expertise he will bring to the club.”

“With his experience and knowledge of the Premiership as a player, he’ll only add to and compliment the group we have in place with Brett, Matt, Dan and Matt Smith playing an important role as a bridge to our Senior Academy.

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Commenting on Parr, McKellar added: “Equally, we’re really fortunate to bring Matt Parr back to Tigers as Head of Athletic Performance.”

“Matt’s gone away to Catalan Dragons in the past couple of seasons to upskill himself and to be ready to take on this role, and our conversations and speaking to those who have worked with him before, he’ll be able to start day one with the relationships and knowledge of the club to help us hit the ground running.”

Hewat joins the Tigers after stints at BlackRams Tokyo, Tokyo Suntory Sungoliath and the Brumbies. During his playing career, he spent time in the Premiership with London Irish.

Parr rejoins the Tigers coaching group after a two year spell in rugby league with the Catalans Dragons. He was initially a Strength and Conditioning coach, working under now England coach Aled Walters, and also played for the Tigers during his playing career.

Matt Smith and Brett Deacon change Leicester Tigers roles

On top of the two new additions, current coaches Matt Smith and Brett Deacon will change roles within McKellar’s coaching team.

Smith transitions from interim attack coach to Skills and Academy Lead Coach, with Deacon taking on the role of Forwards Coach.

Elsewhere, Defence Coach Matt Everard and Scrum Coach Dan Palmer will continue in their current roles.

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