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Club statement: Tigers Board of Directors

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The Board of Leicester Tigers announces that Rory Underwood has stood down from his role as Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.

Rory joined the Tigers Board in 2007 after having previously represented the club in a playing and coaching capacity.

He scored 134 tries in 236 first-team appearances for Leicester Tigers and is England's record try-scorer, with 49 in 85 internationals. He toured with the British & Irish Lions in 1989 and 1993.

Awarded an MBE for Services to Sport in 1995, Rory was a pilot for 18 years in the RAF during his playing career and now runs his own management consultancy, Wingman.

Tigers Chairman Peter Tom said: “We thank Rory for his service to our Board for the past thirteen years and all that he has given this club, on and off the pitch.

“On behalf of all Board members and everyone at the club, including our supporters, I am extremely grateful for what he has given us and wish him well in the future.”