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Leicester TigersThe best-supported and most successful club in English rugby, Leicester Tigers occupy an enviable position in the game both at home and abroad.

From domination of the Midlands Cup in their formative years to national knockout cup conquests and on to a place at the top of the professional game, 10 English league titles and back-to-back European crowns, Leicester have set the benchmark for others to follow.

Leicester Football Club was formed in 1880, quickly becoming known as the Tigers in the late 1800's.

Key Facts

  • Most successful rugby club as ten times Champions of England, with two European Cups and six British & Irish Lions.
  • Leicester Tigers are now the best supported rugby club with the largest fan base in the UK.

  • Leicester Tigers play at Welford Road Stadium with a capacity of 24,000 increasing to 26,000 for season 2015/16.

  • Total TV audience figures of 3.5m for the 2013/14 season.

  • Links with over 200 community schools, clubs and groups including Leicestershire's 3 major universities.

  • Established in 1880 as Leicester Football Club.

  • Director of Rugby is Richard Cockerill.

  • Notable former players include Martin Johnson, Rory Underwood, Dusty Hare, Dean Richards.

  • Notable current players include Manu Tuilagi, Freddie Burns, Dan Cole, Brad Thorn.

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