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Time to deliver: England legend Martin Johnson offers a word of advice ahead of Aviva Premiership Final
Five-time Premiership winner knows what it takes to succeed in club rugby’s season finale, and he offers his advice ahead of the big game
Life may soon be just a little quieter at Leicester – not because Richard Cockerill, the Premiership semi-finalists’ unusually resonant boss, is due a bout of laryngitis, but because his principal colleague in the Welford Road fortissimo fraternity, Matt O’Connor, is heading across the Irish Sea. O’Connor has landed the plum coaching job at Leinster, the reigning European champions, and while the Australian leaves with Cockerill’s blessing, he will be sorely missed in the East Midlands. A couple of insider names are already doing the rounds locally as Cockerill searches for a replacement, most notably that of Geordan Murphy, the long-serving Leicester full-back who is expected to call it a day at the end of the season.