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Moody: Leicester Tigers might need to be relegated

Former Leicester Tigers’ legend Lewis Moody doesn’t think his former club has hit rock bottom, despite another difficult start to the season.

Speaking to the Will Greenwood podcast on Sky Sports, Moody suggested that relegation might even be what Tigers need to get the club back on track.

Greenwood won 223 caps for the midland’s club between 1996 and 2010 and thinks that relegation to the RFU Championship could be the spark that forces changes at the club.

“I’ve said this for quite a while now, I honestly believe they have to get to rock bottom to stop papering over the cracks,” Moody said.

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“They haven’t got to rock bottom yet – they’re near the bottom of the table, but it may be the fact relegation is that rock bottom which galvanises them to proper change.

“I want to support Leicester and I would always offer them a supportive shoulder because those guys on the ground are doing everything they can to turn it around.

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Lewis Moody believes his old club might need relegation

“I would hate to see them go down.”

Leicester currently sit second from bottom with just one Gallagher Premiership win from five attempts. The Geordan Murphy coached side are now just 22 points ahead of Saracens, who were deducted 35 points at the start of the season due to salary cap breaches.

“I was delighted when they put Geordan in there,” Moody said. “He’s a good mate of mine and he’s got an unbelievable rugby brain.

“He’s in a very difficult situation and there’s no doubt about that, but having spoken to him and seen what the club are trying to do, they’re very supportive of their own.

“I think Geordan will be given the time and the opportunity, but it’s whether he’s got the time to make the changes and bring in the individuals he needs to do to put the club to get back to where they need to be.”

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Moody: Leicester Tigers might need to be relegated