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Matchday guide: Tigers versus Gloucester

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Leicester Tigers kick off a vital phase in the Aviva Premiership season with a home game against Gloucester Rugby this Saturday. Kick-off at Welford Road is at 3pm. Here is our guide to what the day has in store.

Tigers and Gloucester are separated by just three points in the league table at the start of Round 14, giving an extra edge to Saturday’s encounter between two old rivals.
You can enjoy a rugby double header too with the Tigers match followed by coverage of Wales against England in the Six Nations on the plaza at 4.50pm.
Match tickets for Saturday are on general sale now at the Tigers ticket office.
The ticket office is open 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday. Book in person at Welford Road or phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2). Or click here to book online any time. There is a print-at-home option for all tickets bought online.
The Tigers Club Store will be open from 9am on matchday.
The Junior Tigers Club, with activities for young supporters and an opportunity to run out in front of a big home crowd as a matchday mascot or Tiger Cub, is open from 1.00pm and there will be a player appearance in the approach to kick-off.
Turnstiles, and all internal bars and food kiosks open at 1.30pm.
Try the 96 Coffee By Numbers speciality coffee and handmade doughnut bar in Final Whistle owned by Tom Croft and Ben Youngs. Doughnut flavours change each week and the bar will be open throughout the day.
Team news from both camps is announced at noon on Friday. Look out for updates on the Tigers club website and social media channels.
The 100-page match programme includes a special interview with Graham Kitchener and the Tigers Teabreak chat with brothers Harry and Charlie Thacker, plus all the news from Welford Road. Pick up your copy around the stadium, price £3.
A Fan Radio service is available at Welford Road featuring referee microphone and match commentary. Units cost £15 and will operate for the rest of this season and 2017/18. Buy your set in the Club Store or shop kiosks around the stadium.
Half-time entertainment on Saturday includes The Ultimate Big Boot and we will also reveal the name of the winner in our season ticket holder draw in the TigersLotto.
Official matchday bus services run by Centrebus are in operation on routes from Market Bosworth, Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray and Oakham. There is also a separate supporters’ bus available from Rugby and Lutterworth. For more information on Tigers travel, and this week’s timetable, please click here.
Enjoy big screen coverage of Wales against England in the Six Nations on the plaza at 4.50pm. We’ll have patio heaters, picnic benches and food kiosks for supporters.
We’ll also have live music from Rock Bottom in final whistle after the Tigers game, while the ticket office and club store will remain open for an hour after the match.
Tickets for Saturday and for forthcoming Aviva Premiership home games against Bristol, Exeter Chiefs and Newcastle Falcons are on general sale to all supporters and can be booked at the ticket office now.
If you are picking up any pre-paid match tickets on your way to the game, the Collection Point is based on the plaza outside main reception.
If you are attending the game, don't forget to click 'Going' on the Tigers Facebook page and you could be in line for a fabulous prize.
We’d love to see you on Saturday!