Long-serving second-rower Deacon will join other Tigers favourites and supporters in the Final Whistle for the opening event. Tickets are available now.
The benefit year website is up and running at http://www.louisdeaconbenefit.co.uk and includes the opening confirmed events and details of the year’s chosen charities. Log in now and keep an eye for regular updates.
A Kings of Europe dinner in the company of the 2001/02 squad which made history by becoming the first team to lift the Heineken Cup in successive years is also planned for Wednesday, October 17 at Welford Road.
Giants of Tigers history including Martin Johnson, Darren Garforth, Graham Rowntree, Martin Corry, Austin Healey and Ben Kay have confirmed they will be supporting the event, with colleagues from the team that beat Munster on that historic afternoon at the Millennium Stadium just 12 months after conquering Europe for the first time.