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Europe20 | Former Tigers share memories

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Leicester Tigers and The Sporting Club have teamed up to hear from some of the class of the club’s 2000/01 Heineken Champions Cup winning team, ahead of the anniversary of the club’s first European title.

The 2020/21 season marks the 20th anniversary of Leicester Tigers’ first European title win and the club is hosting a special evening on Friday, June 25 to commemorate the occasion. 

As part of the build-up, Tigers shared archive footage, interviews with former players and looking back at the road to victory.

Then-captain and Tigers great with 362 appearances for the club, Martin Johnson talks through the emotions building up to the ‘biggest club game of his career’.

Team mate and famous ‘C’ of the ‘ABC’ Darren Garforth reminisced with the visual aid of a poster ‘taken’ from the Millennium Stadium the year after the 2000/01 final.

Tiger-come-board member Ben Kay would go onto become one of the most successful players in rugby history as a Rugby World Cup winner, British & Irish Lion, England international, double European champion and six-time English league.

The former lock looks back on where it all started and being a part of ‘that’ squad.

The metronomic boot of Tim Stimpson would play a key role on cup final day kicking five penalties and two conversions, including a touchline kick in the closing minutes in the 34-30 win in Paris.

Despite not playing in the final, former Tigers Lewis Moody looks back on one of his fondest rugby memories.