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Barrow impressed by new playing surface

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Dom Barrow gave his thumbs up to the new playing surface at Welford Road after Friday's pre-season fixture against the Ospreys.

The new, fully natural Eclipse Turf System pitch has been installed for the new season and was used for the first time as Tigers recorded a 42-38 win in their final game of pre-season.
Developed and installed by Lincolnshire-based County Turf, the pitch features natural turf held together by a sub membrane.
“It was terrific,” said second rower Barrow, who scored one of Tigers' six tries in the win against Ospreys. “It takes a stud, which at this time of year is nice. Normally you are hobbling around at this time of year!
“It’s great to play on a good surface and suits the way we want to play.
I think we went quite well in the forward pack with our maul and scrum. But we have made no secret of the fact we want to play an exciting brand of rugby, we are ambitious and having a pitch we can move on and not getting bogged down is really helpful.”
The first Aviva Premiership home game of the new season is against Wasps on Saturday, September 10. Secure your places by clicking here, by calling 0116 319 8888 (option 2) or in person at the new Welford Road ticket office.

Supporters can also secure their place at ALL home games in the Aviva Premiership regular season, pool stages of Europe's Champions Cup and the Anglo-Welsh Cup with a Tigers season ticket. There are still excellent places available in all areas of the stadium. Call the ticket office now on 0116 319 8888 (option 2) and speak to a member of the team or book online by clicking here.

And matchday hospitality for all home games is available to book now. Enjoy an extra special day with friends, family, clients or customers at the home of the Leicester Tigers, click here for more details.