Richard Cockerill fails to reduce ban

Leicester Tigers Director of Rugby, Richard Cockerill, has failed in his appeal to get his nine game ban reduced.

Richard Cockerill Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

However, the coach has succeeded in bringing the ban forward, so it now begins on 24 August, and will include pre-season matches.

The RFU suspended Cockerill for his behaviour towards the fourth official at the Premiership final in May.