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Tigers legends get behind Europe20

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The class of Leicester Tigers 2000/01 squad have been sharing their memories of the road to securing the club’s first-ever European title as part of the 20th Anniversary celebrations. 

The 2020/21 season marks the 20th anniversary of the club’s 34-30 victory over Stade Français at the Parc des Princes in Paris to lift the Heineken Cup as European champions.

Tigers are hosting a special evening on Wednesday, May 19 in the Premiership Suite of Mattioli Woods Welford Road to give supporters the chance to join some European rugby legends.

You can read the Road to the Final so far looking back at how Tigers advanced through from the Pool Stage by clicking here

Then-captain and Tigers great with 362 appearances for the club, Martin Johnson talks through the emotions building up to the ‘biggest club game of his career’.

Team mate and famous ‘C’ of the ‘ABC’ Darren Garforth reminisced with the visual aid of a poster ‘taken’ from the Millennium Stadium the year after the 2000/01 final. 

Over the coming weeks, keep an eye on the Leicester Tigers social media channels for more memories for the class of 00/01 as we build up to the celebration event on May 19.

The 2021 celebration event is hosted in partnership with Switch the Play Foundation, a charity co-founded by Lloyd and the UK's only charity dedicated to supporting all sportspeople to successfully transition into life outside of sport.

Guests will be treated to a three-course meal and refreshments with tables of up to 10 available. Players from the 2000/01 squad and current Tigers will take part in Q&A sessions on stage and look back at footage from the successful European campaign. 

Tickets for the evening are priced at £120 + VAT with the opportunity to save £20 with the Early Bird booking offer (only 200 Early Bird places are available). Tables of 10 start from £950. 

Supporters can also secure their individual places or tables with a 20% deposit and the pay the rest at a later date. 

Organised in partnership with The Sporting Club, if this event be postponed or cancelled for any Covid-19 restrictions, guests will have the option to have their places credited across to the new date or can be refunded. 

To book your place, click the link below.