Slater, who is on loan at Welford Road from Nottingham, reveals how he grew up as the only Leicester Tigers fan among Northampton Saints supporters and admits it is “surreal” to be wearing the shirt once reserved for Martin Johnson.
We also catch up with former Tigers favourite Lote Tuqiri ahead of the visit of two-time World Cup winners Australia on Tuesday night.
Tuqiri tells us how Tigers helped him return to the international scene in rugby league and warns the Wallabies just what they can expect at Welford Road next week.
Guy Fawkes, Lester Piggott and teammate Dan Cole all get the George Chuter in his Inside Line column.
And there are the usual pages for our younger fans in the Junior Tigers Club.
Get your copy of the Tigers programme at Welford Road this matchday, priced £3.