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Mat Tait appointed to RPA Players' Board

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Mat Tait says his passion for player welfare is at the forefront of his mind as he takes on a new role within the Tigers Family this season.

The experienced outside-back was this week announced as the Leicester Tigers member on the Rugby Players' Association Board, taking over from Harry Wells who had the honour last season.

Tait was voted as RPA representative for the club by team mates during the pre-season and admits, while an extra challenge, he's excited for the opportunity to improve current and future prospects for those playing the game across the Premiership.

"I'm really pleased to have the job, it's especially nice to be voted in by my team mates," he said.

"I'm passionate about player welfare and after a long time in the game now, I think I'm in a good position to speak on behalf of the Tigers group and help improve the offerings for them inside and outside the game, now and in all of our lives after we've finished playing."

Already busy at work, Tait has been meeting with players - young and old - to find out what help he can provide and also staff at Welford Road to see what opportunities there are to network with current Leicester Tigers partners in the form of work experience, advice and even future employment.

To see this season's RPA Players' Board click here and find out more information about what the RPA does by visiting therpa.co.uk today.