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Children enjoy their moment in the sun

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Children from across the Leicester Tigers region enjoyed their moment in the sun at the Aviva Premiership Final.

Schools and junior rugby teams took centre stage before kick-off and at half-time of Saturday’s Twickenham showpiece.

They included pupils from Newbold Verdon Primary School in Leicestershire, and North Wootton and Gaywood primary schools in King's Lynn, Norfolk who showcased their tag rugby talents to 81,779 spectators at half-time.

The schools were celebrating their involvement in the Aviva Premiership Rugby Schools Programme, and demonstrated the abilities they picked up during the course of the season with the help of Tigers coaches and their teachers.

Meanwhile, Wymondham Under-11s and Market Harborough Under-12s took part in a half-time Parade of Champions at after winning the Tigers leg of the Land Rover Premiership Cup.

The Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup is a grass roots initiative run in conjunction with Premiership Rugby and Land Rover, Official Vehicle of Premiership Rugby.

Wymondham were the winners of the under-11s competition held at Oakham RFC last month while Market Harborough landed the under-12s title.

And before the Final, pupils from Inglehurst Primary School in Leicester ran out onto the pitch as part of the MBNA Tackling Numbers programme.

They highlighted how rugby has helped them in and out of the classroom when they took part in a tag rugby demonstration.

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