Leicester Tigers will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One during the club’s Premiership Rugby Cup fixture against Sale Sharks at Welford Road on Friday, November 9.
The club will recognise each of the 46 Tigers players who died in both World Wars, with 46 supporters holding wreaths bearing their names.
To be a wreath bearer, supporters can donate £100 to to the Leicester Tigers Foundation with the money going towards the permanent memorial, to be built at the front of the Holland & Barrett stand on the Stadium plaza. Bearers names will also be engraved on the monument as a contributor and also receive 2 complimentary tickets to the match.
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Ahead of kick-off, members of the 2nd Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment (formally the Royal Leicestershire ‘Tigers’), the Tigers Veterans Association and a Royal British Legion standard bearer will join the club’s matchday flag wavers and guard of honour groups on the pitch.
Both sets of teams will then enter the field of play before the playing of The Last Post and the reading of The Exhortation led by a Leicester Tigers season ticket holder before a minute’s silence in respect of the fallen.
Post-match the 46 wreaths held by Tigers supporters will be laid underneath the Wall of Legends outside the Robin Hood Stand at the Aylestone Road end of the stadium and a plaque displaying the names of the 46 Tigers will also be revealed.
The Leicester Tigers home jersey will also display the centenary ‘Thank You’ poppy logo and an auction of a selection of matchday shirts worn by members of the team will be staged with proceeds going towards Leicester Tigers Foundations memorial project.
Next week, the club will be announcing further details of the memorial monument which will recognise the fallen 46 Tigers and 100 Barbarians players who lost their lives during the two World Wars.
Match tickets are available now at the link below.