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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.


Ben Kay joins Leicester Tigers board of directors

Leicester Tigers have announced England World Cup winner Ben Kay's appointment to the club's board of directors.

Ben Kay made 281 appearances for the Tigers Credit: PA

Former second-row forward Kay made 281 appearances for the Tigers between 1999 and his retirement four years ago, winning six league titles and back-to-back Heineken Cups.

And during a 62-cap England career he played in two World Cup finals, highlighted by the 2003 extra-time triumph against Australia in Sydney. Kay also made two Test appearances for the 2005 British and Irish Lions.

Leicester executive chairman, Peter Tom, said: "Ben brings with him the experience of more than 10 years as a Leicester player and as a rugby international.

"He has a deep knowledge of the professional game, and we look forward to his contribution as a Leicester director."

FT: Bath 45 - 0 Leicester Tigers

Leicester Tigers suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of Bath, losing 45 - 0 in the Aviva Premiership.

Both sides were unbeaten going into the match, but it was Bath who emerged the clear winners, against a Tigers side who were without centres Manu Tuilagi and Anthony Allen. The pair were injured in the build-up to the match.

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