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Good Luck and bring back the Cup

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The officials, players, staff and supporters of Leicester Tigers send their best wishes to Martin Corry, Ben Kay, Lewis Moody, George Chuter, Dan Hipkiss and the rest of the England squad ahead of Saturday evening's Rugby World Cup Final in Paris.

All five Tigers have been named in England's matchday 22, hoping to follow the likes of Martin Johnson and Neil Back who brought home the Webb Ellis Cup in 2003. A seven-strong Tigers contingent in the World Cup-winning squad four years ago also included Corry, Kay, Moody, Julian White and Dorian West.

Richard Cockerill, Tigers acting head coach, said: "I am delighted for all the England guys and you can only have admiration for what they've done. It shows the resilience of the players.

"I'm pleased for them all, especially guys like Martin Corry who has taken a huge amount of criticism in an England shirt over the last 18 months. For him to be in a World Cup Final and playing so well is fantastic. They all work exceptionally hard.

"Mental toughness has got England where they are in this tournament. These guys play big games every week. It is the kind of spirit the Leicester guys had to show last season when we were playing knockout rugby right from the first game in the Heineken Cup and we certainly showed it in getting to three finals over a long, hard season.

"Regardless of what happens at the weekend, there's going to be a massive buzz around the game in England."

Tigers chairman Peter Tom said: "I am sure our supporters are as proud as we are of the five Tigers players involved in the England squad.

"John Wells and Graham Rowntree will also be on the England touchlines as part of the coaching team. We can take great pride that this club plays such a big part in the fortunes of England.

"We wish them and all the rest of the squad the best of luck on Saturday."

Welford Road will remain open following Saturday's Guinness Premiership match against Worcester Warriors to allow supporters to watch live TV coverage of the World Cup Final. Televisions around the ground will be tuned in and there will be big screens in the ABC and Tiger Bars.

Tickets for Saturday's match against Worcester are now on sale from the Tigers ticket office, which will be open from 9am on Saturday. Call the ticket hotline on 08701 28 34 30 to book your place.