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Countdown starts to Heineken Cup campaign

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Richard Cockerill and Toby Flood joined fellow directors of rugby and club captains for the launch of this season's Heineken Cup.

Representatives from the English and Welsh clubs who qualified for the European Cup this season were at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff for Monday’s launch event.

The event was also attended by television, radio and press journalists as well as photographers, and involved a series of photo shoots and interviews for Tigers director of rugby Cockerill and captain Flood.

Visit the Official Leicester Tigers Facebook and Twitter pages for some behind the scenes photos from the launch event.

Tigers begin their Heineken Cup campaign away to Ulster Rugby on Friday, October 11 (8pm). The first European fixture at Welford Road is against Benetton Treviso on Friday, October 18 (8pm).

Match tickets are available now on 0844 856 1880, online by clicking here or from the Welford Road ticket office. All Heineken Cup group games are included on a Tigers season ticket.

The Millennium Stadium will host Heineken Cup final on Saturday, May 24 (5pm) while the Amlin Challenge Cup will be staged at the next door Cardiff Arms Park on Friday, May 23 (8pm).