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Geordan Muprhy's withering postmatch comments


Geordan Muprhy's withering post-match comments sum up how low Tigers have fallen

Racing 92 maintained their 100 per cent record in Europe by handing Leicester Tigers an eighth consecutive defeat in all competitions.

The French side made a flying start with Teddy Iribaren, Juan Imhoff and Virimi Vakatawa all crossing in the first 20 minutes, and George Worth’s try before half-time could not turn the tide.

Racing cruised through the second period and Imhoff went over again late on to secure a bonus-point 34-11 win in Leicester.

Geordan Murphy was in no mood to pull his punches following the home hammering by the Parisians.

“From my experience it is the lowest ebb in the time that I have been here – so 20-odd years. It’s really tough,” Murphy told PA reporters.

“We are on an horrific run, confidence is low and Harlequins will come here next Saturday and really sense blood in the water.

“We need to learn our lessons, we can’t concede as easily as we did.

“The players are working hard in training and working hard on the field, but we are making silly errors in attack and defence.”

This morning Leicester Tigers chairman Peter Tom has reassured supporters that no club resources are being diverted from the playing side to development projects around Welford Road stadium.

In recent weeks rumours have been circulating regarding the building of a £22 million pound hotel in the summer of 2019, and whether or not those funds will detract from team resources.

The hotel will feature 3,300 square metres of reception, lounge and dining areas, aswell as a business centre, retail and lobby areas which open up on to a Tigers fan zone alongside a fitness suite, restaurant and fifth-floor ‘sky bar’.

Writing in his programme notes for Sunday’s home game against Racing 92, the Leicester Tigers chairman says: “I have received lots of emails and seen many social media posts regarding the fortunes of the club and one of the issues I would like to address is that the plans to develop the hotel and car parking next to the stadium does not in any way take away from investment in the playing side.

“This is not just in terms of paying up to the salary cap on the squad, but also in funding support for the team in terms of staff and the facilities around them.”

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Geordan Muprhy's withering post-match comments sum up how low Tigers have fallen
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