Leicester Tigers will hold Remembrance commemorations at the home game against Pau next weekend – the closest home game to Armistice Day.
Tigers return to Welford Road for the opening game of the European season against French visitors Pau on Saturday, November 16 (3.00pm kick-off).
The club has had close links with the Armed Forces throughout its history and historian Stuart Farmer has now traced 50 former Tigers players who were killed during service in the military.
The Royal Leicester Regiment, who share the Tigers name, is now part of the Royal Anglian Regiment and their representatives will help to welcome the teams alongside the Tigers Veteran Association and Welbeck The Defence Sixth Form College for the match against Pau.
As both teams line up on the pitch, a bugler will play The Last Post and there will be a reading of The Exhortation before two minutes’ silence in honour of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
The Tigers playing shirts from the match will carry the poppy logo and will be signed and auctioned afterwards in aid of the Tigers Foundation monument.
Tickets for Tigers versus Pau are available now at the Welford Road ticket office. Book in person, phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2) or online.