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Pumas 'honoured' to make Welford Road trip

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Argentina Rugby president Carlos Araujo says it is "a great honour" for Los Pumas to line up against Leicester Tigers in an historic international fixture at Welford Road this Saturday.Los Pumas, in their final run-out before opening their Rugby World Cup against the All Blacks on September 20, visit Welford Road to face the Tigers in the Marco Ayerza Testimonial Challenge. Kick-off on Saturday is at 3pm and tickets are available now.   “On Saturday we visit Leicester, to play our last friendly before the World Cup,” said Araujo. “It is not just one more encounter, since we also have the privilege to honour one of the host players, Marcos Ayerza, who has been a true defender of our national team’s jersey as well as that of Leicester.   “It is a great honour for us to play at this club, which is one of the most important not only in the country but across the European continent.”   The Pumas are in a World Cup pool with New Zealand, Tonga, Georgia and Namibia, and hoping they can win new support at Welford Road as the city also hosts two of their pool matches.   “This city is already a symbol for us because, apart from the match to be played this afternoon, we are coming back for our last two encounters in the World Cup group against Tonga and Namibia, when we will be dreaming of a memorable tournament,” said Araujo.   “Marcos is an outstanding example for Argentine rugby, having played for more than 10 years with the Pumas in 60 Tests.”   Tickets for Saturday are available now, priced £25 adult seating, £10 junior or £60 family (2 adults, 2juniors), or £22/£8/£52 terrace.   Purchase in person at the Tigers Club Store at Welford Road (9am-5pm weekdays and 9am-5pm Saturday) or phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2) (8.30am-5pm weekdays and 9am-5pm Saturday).   You can book online at any time by clicking here.   Please note the testimonial fixture is not included in Tigers season tickets.   Season ticket holders who have purchased places will either have the game loaded on to their existing access card or have been sent match tickets. If in doubt, please contact the ticket office.