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Former Tiger Tait raising money for Restart

Former Leicester Tigers and England outside-back Mathew Tait is throwing himself from a plane, 10,000 feet from the ground in Salisbury this weekend.

It's not a new hobby of the now retired Tiger, but rather, Tait is sky-diving to raise much needed funds for the Rugby Players' Association's charity, Restart Rugby.

Restart Rugby is the official charity of the Rugby Player's Association and is dedicated to supporting professional players suffering from serious injury, illness or hardship.

Restart Rugby is there to provide financial, practical and emotional support, helping with the cost of medical treatment, rehabilitation and career transition and provides a counselling serivice for players and their families during their darkest times

Tait will take the leap alongside fellow former player Gary Rees and Damian Hopley - who is now the RPA's CEO - and says the experience was always one he wanted to have, so to marry that chance up with a "good cause" seemed a no brainer.

"I'm passionate about what Restart Rugby is doing for our game and the players," said Tait.

"Plus, I've always wanted to sky dive and so why not do it for a good cause?"

And how does Tait feel ahead of the dive?

"Running in to blokes a lot bigger than me, although I tended to do all I could to avoid them on the pitch, wasn't a worry for me but there is something unnatural and unnerving about throwing yourself out of an aeroplane," he said.

Fans can donate to Tait's cause online via his JustGiving Page HERE.