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Academy return to birthplace of rugby

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Rugby School is to host the Leicester Tigers Academy's international fixture against Wales Under-18s this month.Tigers have enjoyed a number of encounters with international age-group opposition in recent seasons, with sides representing England, Wales, Scotland, France and Canada among those visiting Welford Road. The team have also played against Georgia’s Under-20s earlier this season.   The match against Wales Under-18s will be held at Rugby School, the birthplace of the game, on Sunday, February 22. Kick-off is at 2.30pm.   “We’re delighted to have the opportunity to use the facilities at Rugby School for such a big game,” said Academy assistant manager Tosh Askew.   “Rugby School is an excellent venue and we’re looking forward to it.   “Playing against representative sides is a very useful part of the programme because these fixtures provide a test for the squad.”   After the Wales fixture, Tigers Academy face further international opposition in the shape of England Clubs & Schools Under-18s at Welford Road on Sunday, March 15.