We're up to the problematic letter X in our ABC to Z series!X is for X: The Roman numeral X represents the number 10, which is the number of times that Leicester Tigers have been crowned English champions! Tigers won their tenth and most recent title in 2013 when they beat Northampton 37-17 at Twickenham. Niall Morris, Graham Kitchener, Manu Tuilagi and Vereniki Goneva were the Tigers try-scorers on that afternoon at HQ. It followed the title wins of 1988, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2009 and 2010, and was the third Premiership success for director of rugby Richard Cockerill. Thank you to @IanACharles on Twitter for this suggestion. X is for XV: Another Roman numeral-based entry which represents the greatest XV to wear Leicester Tigers colours. Readers of the Leicester Mercury voted for their all-time Tigers team to go in the Walk of Legends to coincide with the opening of the North Stand at Welford Road. The team was: 15 Dusty Hare, 14 Rory Underwood, 13 Sir Clive Woodward, 12 Paul Dodge, 11 John Duggan, 10 Bleddyn Jones, 9 Austin Healey; 1 Graham Rowntree, 2, Peter Wheeler, 3 Steve Redfern, 4 Martin Johnson, 5 Matt Poole, 6 Graham Willars, 7 David Matthews, 8 Dean Richards. What is your all-time Tigers XV? Click here to let us know on the Official Leicester Tigers Facebook page. X is for X Factor: Each generation has their players, those with that X Factor to get the crowds flocking to the ground and get the supporters on to their feet. From the prolific try-scoring of Barry Evans, John Duggan and Rory Underwood to the outrageous skills of a Geordan Murphy or a Les Cusworth, via the terrific scrummaging power of Julian White, Darren Garforth and Dan Cole. But few have actually been a contestant on the X Factor. That is exactly what happened to former Academy player Tahir El Mahdi, who auditioned for the popular ITV talent show before demonstrating his singing skills live on BT Sport during the Premiership Rugby Sevens series in 2013. Click here to watch his performance.
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