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Tigers to host Scarlets in pre-season fixture

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Leicester Tigers will welcome Scarlets Rugby to Mattioli Woods Welford Road for a pre-season fixture on Thursday, September 9 at 7.00pm.

The match is the second confirmed pre-season game for Steve Borthwick's squad, with an away fixture to Championship Club Jersey Reds confirmed for Friday, August 27.

Tigers have played the Welsh club on nine previous occasions, with the most recent meeting in Leicester during the 2018/19 European season.

Scarlets finished the 2020/21 PRO14 season third in their Conference behind Irish sides, Munster and Connacht.

Speaking about the pre-season fixture, Leicester Tigers Head Coach Steve Borthwick said: "We are looking forward to facing Scarlets at home, in front of our supporters, as part of our preparations for the new season.

"They're a strong club with an impressive squad, who will be a challenge for our group heading into the new campaign.

"It will be a great chance for us, including our new players, to share a matchday with our supporters at Mattioli Woods Welford Road before the new season gets underway a week later."

The pre-season fixture is included in 2021/22 Tigers season tickets alongside games in Gallagher Premiership, Premiership Rugby Cup and Heineken Champions Cup.

Season tickets are on sale now in all areas, contact the Tigers ticket office or CLICK HERE to see find out more.

Match ticket details for the pre-season showdown with Scarlets and 2021/22 Gallagher Premiership fixtures will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

For matchday hospitality queries, contact the Tigers Sales team by phoning 0116 217 1215 between 9.00am - 5.00pm, Monday - Friday.