Former centre Gibson and long-serving scrum-half Hamilton will be back on their former home ground as part of the Maori management team for the three-match tour of the UK which starts against Tigers next Tuesday.
A Premiership title-winner as a player at Tigers, Gibson says: “I left Leicester in 2007, but my oldest daughter was born here and I always keep in touch with what is going on at the club and watch their games on TV whenever I can.
“It’ll be great to come back to Welford Road with the Maori squad. The place has changed a bit since I left and I’m really looking forward to the game.
“As a squad we want to play an attractive style of rugby, play with a passion and we really want to enjoy the game, so it should be a great occasion.”
Hamilton was a multiple league champion and double Heineken Cup winner before becoming video analyst at Tigers, which is a role he now fulfils with Crusaders, Canterbury and the Maori touring squad.
“I’ve spoken to the boys quite a lot about what a great place this is to play rugby,” he said before taking a look around his old home at Welford Road.
“It’s great to come back here and be involved in a match against Tigers. Hopefully we’ll see a really good game and it should be a really good occasion for both teams and the supporters.”
Leicester Tigers host the Maori All Blacks at Welford Road on Tuesday, November 13. Kick-off is at 7.30pm and tickets are availabke now. Phone the Tigers ticket office on 0844 856 1880 (option 2), call in at Welford Road (open 8.30am-5pm Fridays and 9am-5pm Saturday) or book online.