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Tigers vs Ospreys matchday this Sunday

Welford Road welcomes the return of European club rugby this Sunday as Leicester Tigers host the Ospreys in Pool 2 of the Heineken Cup. Kick-off is at 3pm and tickets are still available.

Tigers and Ospreys have been regular rivals in the competition, most recently at Welford Road in an amazing 32-32 draw in 2009/10. Every one of the past six meetings has produced its talking points and Sunday should be another big occasion.

The Tigers Club Store and ticket office are open from 9am, and extra shop points are open around the stadium. The club’s new Euro shirt, which will be worn by the team for the first time this Sunday, is now in store, together with home and away replica kit, training kit, leisurewear and souvenirs.

Tigers run five bus routes to home games in conjunction with Arriva Bus, departing from Market Harborough, Oakham, Nuneaton, Market Bosworth and Coalville. For more details and this week’s timetable, click here.

Turnstiles for the match, and all bars and food kiosks, open at 1pm.

Food outlets at Welford Road, including Domino’s Ready 2 Go pizza, Flaming Good Burger, Frank’s New York Street Hot-Dogs and Henry’s Chicken, as well as the Hog Roast stand in the Final Whistle.

The Domino’s outlet is located on the top floor of the Caterpillar Stand, and there is a ‘pop up’ unit on the ground floor. Pizza sellers also circulate inside the stadium.

The Junior Tigers Club in the Final Whistle is open from 1pm with games and activities for members aged under 16. There is also the chance to lead the teams on to the pitch as a matchday mascot or join the Tiger Cubs parade. Find out how in the JTC VIP area in Final Whistle.

The 100-page matchday programme this week hears about ‘Life After Rugby’ from Tigers including Ben Kay, Craig Newby, Jeremy Staunton and Ben Woods, while England internationals Dan Cole, Geoff Parling and Ben Youngs preview the visit of the Maori All Blacks next month.

Lewis Moody is caught in the crossfire of George Chuter’s Inside Line pages this week, and we’ve got a Postcard From Toulouse and a European Cup Tiger Hunt. It’s all in the match programme, available around the stadium, price £3.

Match tickets are still available. Phone the Tigers ticket office on 0844 856 1880 or call in at Welford Road (open until 5pm Friday, 9am-5pm Saturday and from 9am on Sunday). Or book online any time.

The collection point on matchdays for pre-ordered tickets is outside the ticket office in the corner of the Caterpillar Stand plaza.

After the game supporters can enjoy live music with Rock Bottom in Final Whistle and the ticket office will remain open for home and away ticket sales, including the home match against the Maori All Blacks on November 13.

Tigers launch a new Customer Service text facility this weekend. For details, click here.