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Mauger excited by Classic challenge

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Tigers centre Aaron Mauger says he is expecting a "hard but entertaining" game when the Classic All Blacks line up at Welford Road on Sunday, May 25 (kick-off 3pm).

Mauger, who collected 45 Test caps for New Zealand before moving to Tigers this season, will meet some old friends when the Classic All Blacks make their first-ever visit to the UK next month.

“There are lots of guys in that squad that I know really well, guys like Justin Marshall and Andrew Mehrtens. We played together for eight or nine years when I was at Canterbury,” Mauger said.

“All the guys in the Classic All Blacks squad are good guys and they will be looking forward to coming here for the game.

“A lot of those players have been together at the highest level with New Zealand, they have come through together and now this game gives them a chance to link up again and show their skills as well. I’m sure it will be a competitive and entertaining match.

“Look at guys like Justin Marshall and Andrew Mehrtens, they like to throw the ball around and will play a wide game wherever possible. I think we will have to deny them the ball and get them chasing us!”

Tickets for the Tigers versus Classic All Blacks match are on sale now from the Tigers ticket office. Season ticket holders and members can take advantage of discounted ticket rates until this Friday (April 25). Season ticket holders and members can buy additional tickets for family and friends at the members’ rates too. A Community Cashback scheme is available for groups and clubs, allowing you to help your club’s funds while also reserving tickets for a unique occasion at Welford Road.

Contact the Tigers ticket office now on 08701 28 34 30, book online through the club website or call in at Welford Road.