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Cockerill in nine match ban

Leicester Tigers boss Richard Cockerill has been suspended for nine matches by the Rugby Football Union over his conduct in the Premiership final.

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Leicester Tigers: Richard Cockerill in nine match ban

Cockerill pleaded not guilty to the charges at a disciplinary hearing Credit: Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport

Leicester Tigers boss Richard Cockerill has been given a nine match suspension by the Rugby Football Union over his conduct in the Premiership final.

He was found guilty of using obscene, inappropriate and/or unprofessional language and behaviour towards fourth official Stuart Terheege.

Leicester beat 14-man Northampton Saints 37-17 to win a record 10th English title.

Cockerill had pleaded not guilty to the charges at a disciplinary hearing.

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