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Manu joins fans at Tigers Christmas market

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Thousands of fans enjoyed the annual Christmas market at Welford Road before kick-off against Munster Rugby in the Champions Cup.Tigers players, including Manu Tuilagi, joined supporters at Welford Road to soak up the atmosphere, do some Christmas shopping and listen to live music.   Tuilagi was among the players who stopped by for photos and to sign autographs.   The Tigers family of sponsors also joined in the festivities including Big Bear, the name behind iconic brands including XXX Mints, Just Brazils and Fox's Glacier Mints. Their Paynes Poppets were given out by Father Christmas to young fans, who were also able to meet two of his reindeer. Nottingham Building Society had a stall on the plaza and their mascots joined STIHL mascot Lumber Jack and Tigers’ mascot Welford in enjoying the sounds of Mansfield Avenue and carols by The Enderby Band.   And the Junior Tigers Club VIP Area inside the MET-Rx Stand was buzzing with young fans playing games and taking part in activities.   Click here for more information on the Junior Tigers Club.