A former defence coach of English rugby union club Leicester Tigers has been banned for six months after being found guilty of two breaches of the Rugby Football Union’s anti-corruption and betting rules.

A disciplinary panel for the RFU, the governing body for rugby union in England, has imposed a six-month suspension on Phil Blake after he was found guilty of two breaches - including eight separate bets - of RFU Regulation 17 (Anti-Corruption and Betting) while he was employed by Leicester Tigers as defence coach for the 2014/15 season.

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