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Lions, Tigers and All Blacks to visit Rugby Camps

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England internationals, All Blacks and British & Irish Lions will all be helping rugby players of the future during next month's Tigers Rugby Camps.

More than 1,400 young players attended Tigers Rugby Camps during their busiest-ever summer, and places are available now for the October half-term camps.

They kick-off at Oakham School (October 21-25) when New Zealand international Scott Hamilton and England Saxon Ed Slater are due to visit for a Q&A and to pass on their tips. Oakham School will also host a three-day tag rugby camp for under-sevens and under-eights players (October 21-23).

Rob Hawkins, who has been a hooker at the top level for the best part of a decade, and Jamie Gibson, who was part of the England tour to South Africa in 2012, will drop-in to the camp at Leicester Forest RFC (October 21-25).

Tigers return to Holland to run a camp at the British School in the Netherlands for a fourth successive year (October 21-25), which also hosts a tag camp.

Chesterfield Panthers RUFC in Derbyshire hosts a Tigers Rugby Camp for the first time (October 28-November1) when England Under-20s international Ryan Bower and England and Lions centre Manu Tuilagi are due to be the visitors.

Tuilagi’s Tigers, England and Lions teammate Tom Croft is due to visit the camp at Wymondham RFC in Norfolk (October 28-November 1) to talk about his life in rugby. Wymondham, which is hosting a Tigers Rugby Camp for the first time, will also host a tag camp.

Tigers Rugby Camps are supported by energy efficiency experts Mark Group. They give under-nines to under-16s players in contact rugby the chance to experience top-quality rugby coaching in a professional environment. The tag rugby camps are for under-sevens and under-eights players.

Coaching is provided by the Tigers community coaching team alongside some of Tigers' top senior academy coaches and players past and present, including former captain and coach Ian 'Dosser' Smith, ex hooker Troy Thacker and two-time Heineken Cup winner Glenn Gelderbloom.

The camps run closely to the Tigers Academy and youth rugby programme. Each player will also receive a match ticket to an allocated home game, a hot lunch, a Tigers Rugby Camp T-shirt, rugby ball and drinks bottle and free membership to the Junior Tigers Club.

Click here to book a place, phone the Tigers ticket office on 0844 856 1880 (option 2) or visit the ticket office at Welford Road. The office is open 8.30am-5pm every weekday, until 8pm Wednesdays and 9am-5pm Saturdays.