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Tait to join fans for World Cup at Welford Road

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Former Leicester and England star Mathew Tait will be a special guest at Welford Road when the venue hosts supporters for the Rugby World Cup fixture between England and Tonga.

Tait will answer questions in a pre-match Q&A, including an open forum for fans in attendance to check-in with the recently retired Tigers player, and share his expert analysis on the match at half-time and full-time for those in attendance.

The 33-year-old retired during last season, through injury, after a decorated professional career which included almost 300 Premiership appearances for Newcastle, Sale and Leicester, as well as 38 appearances for England.

Tait burst on to the international arena as a youngster and played a pivotal role in the run to the 2007 Rugby World Cup Final, where they defeated by South Africa.

The outside-back also enjoyed success in the Sevens arena and was part of England's silver medal winning squad at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

The Pool C clash between England and Tonga kick's off at 1915 local time (1115am UK time) and is live on ITV Sport.

Tigers supporters can watch the lads in action from Japan among fellow Leicester fans at the club's historic home, Welford Road, throughout the 2019 World Cup.

The Final Whistle bar will be open to purchase refreshments and breakfast rolls will be available to buy.

Entry is FREE for all supporters. To register your place CLICK HERE.