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Tait humbled by supporters' award

Former Leicester Tigers full-back Mathew Tait admitted his Outstanding Service award ‘draws a nice line’ under his eight years at Welford Road.

The 33-year-old, who made 143 appearances in a Tigers shirt since joining the club in 2011, picked up the prestigious title at last week’s Supporters Awards following a fan vote.

“It feels really nice, and it draws a line under my time here, I guess,” Tait told LTTV immediately after collecting the award.

“[I feel] very humble to receive this from the supporters, who have been amazing for the past eight years that I’ve been able to call Welford Road home.”

Tait, who also boasts 38 England caps to his name, revealed that the Premiership semi-final against Harlequins in 2013 was a highlight of his playing career in green, white and red.

He explained: “I think that Welford Road crowd dragged us through at the end, and then obviously to go on the next week and win the championship … [that’s] probably a game that sticks in the mind.”

Hear more from Tait – including how sick and tired he is about talking about ‘that’ tackle – on LTTV, below.