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Condolences Book | David Matthews

In Leicester Tigers terms, David Matthews needs no introduction.

His impact on the club is unrivalled, on and off the pitch.

With 502 appearances, he remains the record holder for most appearances for the club after retiring from playing in 1974.

Following his illustrious playing career, Matthews coached the club and then moved in to senior roles as both president and director.

The legend of Matthews will live on forever in the hearts and minds of the Tigers Family and his contribution to the great game will never be forgotten.

To celebrate the life of the Legends' Legend, the club is opening an online condolences book for supporters to contribute to before it is collated and passed on to the Matthews family as a gift from those who knew and loved David the Tiger.

A summary of the book will also be published via the club's online channels as we continue to remember and honour the memory of the icon that is David Matthews.

Condolences Book | David Matthews

The club is calling on fans to leave a message of condolence following the passing of Leicester Tigers legend David Matthews at the age of 82.

Matthews is the club's record appearance holder and as well as playing for Tigers, also captained, coached and acted as both president, director and life member throughout a 65-year association.

A Tiger through and through, Matthews contribution to the club is second to none and he will forever be regarded as the Legends' Legend of Leicester.