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Players tweet reactions to World Cup selection

Tom Wood has made the squad Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/PA Images

Midlands players selected for the World Cup squad, and those who missed out, have been tweeting their reaction to today's squad announcement:

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Tigers launch foundation to get more involved in rugby

Leicester Tigers want to get more involved in rugby Credit: ITV News

Leicester Tigers has launched its own foundation to use rugby to get more people involved with the sport.

It is particularly aimed at getting women, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities to take part, as well as encouraging and inspiring young people to learn new skills outside of the classroom.

Leicester Tigers trio agree new long-term contracts

England internationals Dan Cole and Tom Youngs, and Argentinian International Marcos Ayerza have all signed new long-term contracts at Leicester Tigers.

Dan Cole in action for England Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Cole and Youngs both came through the Tigers academy, and Ayerza has been with the club since 2006.

Between them, they have made more than 400 club appearances and 120 Test caps.

Director of rugby Richard Cockerill said he was delighted the club have secured their signatures.

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