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Moody's honour at captaining Tigers

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Lewis Moody says it was "a huge honour" to captain Leicester Tigers out for the first time at Welford Road in the 32-6 Guinness Premiership win over Sale Sharks.

Moody had captained Tigers once before to an away victory at Leeds Carnegie in the Guinness Premiership in November 2007.

He said that leading the team out in front of a capacity 24,000 at Welford Road on Sunday was a special moment.

“It is always a huge honour to be asked to captain any side, especially the Tigers, which is a place I have grown at and I have loved since I was a kid,” Moody said. “It was a massive honour for me to lead the team out.

“It was nice to captain the boys when we played Leeds away a couple of years ago and we had a win there as well so it’s nice to keep the 100 per cent record alive!”

Moody got himself on the scoresheet with his third Guinness Premiership try of the season which helped Tigers to a bonus point win.

“It was important for us to get a win,” said Moody. “We had to get back to winning ways in the Guinness Premiership and we did it with a bonus point.”

His head coach Richard Cockerill added: “Lewis Moody fit and available is as good as anybody. He leads by example by what he does on the pitch rather than what he says. He was fantastic again. He epitomises what the club is about.”

Tigers return to action at Welford Road in the new year when London Wasps are the visitors on Saturday, January 9. Secure your seats by contacting the Tigers ticket office on 0844 856 1880 or by clicking here.