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International start for Tigers Academy

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The Leicester Tigers Academy will launch their new season with fixtures against Munster and ASM Clermont Auvergne at Oval Park on Tuesday, August 20.

Tigers have forged close links with both visiting teams, with regular fixtures against Irish province Munster and an exchange programme with French side Clermont.

The teams will meet in a series of 40-minute fixtures at Oval Park as they begin their preparations for the new season.

Tigers will also face Ulster Under-20s at Oval Park on Saturday, August 24 and travel to Ireland to face Leinster Under-20s five days later in the early-season programme.

The Academy fixture list also features matches against Bishop Burton College, Bridgend College and Bicton College as well as regular rivals Northampton Saints, Bedford and Worcester Warriors.

The team begin the Premiership Academy League Under-18 programme in October, with tournament fixtures running into the new year.

Click here for the Academy fixture list.