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Stead celebrates 200th appearance for Tigers

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Leicester Tigers Wheelchair Rugby star Jamie Stead made his 200th appearance for the club at the weekend.

The Paralympic Gold Medalist achieved the feat during Saturday's third and final round of the 2024 Fours Premiership.

Stead is a decorated stalwart of the Tigers squad, operating as player/coach across the club and captained the side to the first Division One title in the club's history.

Outside of Tigers, as well as his Paralympic success in Tokyo, Stead was triumphent in three straight European Championships (2015, 2017 and 2019) having made his Team GB debut at just 21 years old.

Asked about the achievement and what the club means to him, Stead responded: "This is the only club I’ve ever played for, the club have opened the door for so many opportunities for me.

"Tigers will always have a special place in my heart and it has been a privilege to be able to captain this club and to be a part of the tigers family."

Having claimed a historic unbeaten treble last year, Tigers fell just short of the mark in this years Fours Premiership, finishing in second place to West Coast Crash. Asked about his goals for the remainder of the season and future aspirations, Stead responded: "As the season is coming to an end hopefully we can look towards winning our remaining games and put ourself in a good position to win back the league title from west coast crash next season.

"Hopefully I can go on to gain a few more caps and win more titles before I retire and transition into coaching full time".