Italian opposition added to Tigers double header

Leicester Tigers are set to take on an Italian Select XV in a historic double header from Mattioli Woods Welford Road on Saturday November 5.

The men’s team meeting with the club’s Italian visitors* will be followed by the Women’s Championship North match between the Tigers and derby rivals Loughborough Town Ladies, with kick-offs at 1pm and 3.15pm respectively.

This is the first time the two Tigers teams have shared a matchday at the stadium and entry to this doubles fixture is INCLUDED with 2022/23 season tickets. All areas of the stadium are open.

Leicester Tigers chief executive Andrea Pinchen said: “The cancellation of games against Wasps and Worcester Warriors, combined with a dead week in the league program at the end of October, has left the club, our players and our fans with a four week break between Gallagher Premiership games and more than a month without a men’s home game at Mattioli Woods Welford Road.

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“The Italian FA were keen to organize an extra game for players not yet involved in their fall series and we were looking to host a Tigers double header one afternoon so we’re delighted to welcome them.

“We think having four teams here in one day will give the fans an exciting and interesting afternoon.

“The women’s side were blown away by the support of a crowd of 1,000 in their first game at Mattioli Woods Welford Road last month and a double header gives all our fans a chance to see the team in action in a derby match against a team from Loughborough Town, who also started the league season strongly.”

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Steve Borthwick, Tigers head coach, said: “We look forward to a memorable day for everyone at Leicester Tigers as both the men’s and women’s teams meet head-to-head at Mattioli Woods Welford Road.

“The match against Italy’s Select XV is an excellent opportunity for our squad to face a quality opponent and take further steps forward as a group this season.

“Matchdays at Mattioli Woods Welford Road are unrivaled in English rugby and it’s exciting for us to play international opponents at home where we know it’s going to be a big, loud Leicester Tigers crowd.”

Tickets for the Double Header game are on general sale and start from just £22 for adults / £10 for children under 18, which includes entry to both games.

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All matchday tickets, parking and bus rides purchased for the canceled Wasps game will be transferred to this doppelkopf. The original tickets remain valid for use at the turnstiles and no new ticket needs to be issued.

Season ticket holders and original game ticket purchasers have been notified via email with full details.

Women’s season ticket holders will receive a code to rebook the double header after the kick-off details have been changed. Check your email from the Leicester Tigers ticket office for full information.

*Leicester Tigers v Italian Select XV subject to World Rugby approval.

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