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Welford Road 125

125 Year Dinner welcomes European Cup winners

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European Cup winners Harry Ellis, Darren Garforth, Austin Healey and Leon Lloyd have been added to the list of past players attending the 125 Dinner at Welford Road next month.

Scrum-half Ellis made his first-team debut for Leicester Tigers as a teenager in August 2001 and in the same season scored tries in the quarter-final and semi-final of the Heineken Cup, which Tigers went on to win for a second time with victory over Munster in the final. 

As an England and British & Irish Lions cap, Ellis made 173 appearances for Tigers. 

A vital cog in the famous ‘ABC Club’ front row, Garforth won four successive league titles and two European titles in a lengthy Tigers career. The tighthead prop’s aggressive style of play made him a favourite with the fans and he twice received the Outstanding Service award, in 1999 and 2001.

Now a rugby pundit, Healey played a match-winning part in both European Cup Final wins, making the decisive break for the late score in Paris in 2001 and scoring the winning try as Tigers became the first team to retain the title a year later. 

Healey scored more than 60 tries in nearly 250 appearances for the club and played for England and the British & Irish Lions before retiring in 2006.

Lloyd scored one of rugby’s most famous tries to win the 2001 European Cup Final after first coming to prominence at Tigers as a 17-year-old back in 1996. He went on to make more than 260 appearances in a Tigers shirt and win England recognition, playing at centre or wing. 

Places are still available to book for the 125 Dinner, celebrating 125 years of Tigers rugby at Welford Road.

Sponsored by vehicle management specialists Total Motion, the dinner will feature a three-course meal before interviews with Tigers legends and a special auction to raise money for the Doddie Weir Trust. 

Places are £115 per person plus VAT or a table of 10 with a current Tigers player can be reserved for £1,500 plus VAT.

You can book your place by contacting the corporate sales team at Tigers. Email [email protected] or phone 0116 217 1215.