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Tigers launch new alternate kit

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Leicester Tigers and official kit suppliers Canterbury have unveiled the club's new alternate kit which will be worn for the final pre-season fixture against Cardiff Blues at Welford Road this evening.

The design elements of the new shirt are taken from Leicester’s early years. Some time around 1885, the team played in an orange and brown kit, which led to a journalist from the Leicester Daily Post using the nickname ‘Tigers’ for the first time. The orange base of the new shirt is therefore surmounted by bold flecks of black and white to represent the markings of a tiger. Shorts and socks are also orange.
The new shirt is engineered using Canterbury’s latest high performance fabric, which delivers optimum strength and moisture management for a lightweight and comfortable feel. The fabric also delivers significant stretch capabilities, which allows a tight fit to help players evade tackles without restricting movement. The Loop 21.3 collar is an evolution of Canterbury’s signature neckline which has been developed for enhanced durability. Triple-bar tacks are configured to increase the strength of the shirt at the usual vulnerable areas, vastly reducing the risk of rips and tears.
The new kit is now available to pre-order online and in the Tigers Store at Welford Road. The kit will be available from the Tigers Club Store from 9am next Saturday (September 6).
The new home kit is available now at the Club Store and online.

Both shirts are available in Test, Pro and Classic styles.