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Welford Road set for a great Euro occasion

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Make sure you are part of another great European occasion at Welford Road when Leicester Tigers take on defending French champions Racing 92.

Racing make their first-ever visit in Europe’s elite club competition to Welford Road on Sunday, October 23.

The game could see Australia international Matt Toomua make his home debut for Tigers alongside the likes of England internationals and British & Irish Lions Tom Youngs, Ben Youngs and Dan Cole.

The Racing squad is also packed with stars of the international game, including All Blacks great Dan Carter, Argentina wing Juan Imhoff and France international Maxime Machenaud.
The two sides met in the semi-final of last season’s Champions Cup competition, with Racing winning 19-16 at the City Ground in Nottingham.
Tigers captain Tom Youngs says Welford Road will be buzzing for the occasion.
“It will be one of the biggest European occasions ever at Welford Road,” said Youngs. “It will be a special, special day. It is the sort of occasion that we should all treasure.
“One of the things I will probably be talking about during the week is trying to treasure the moment because they don’t come along very often.
“To welcome these boys into our backyard, have them on our pitch and play against them is going to be something very special.
“I am sure Welford Road will be absolutely buzzing. It doesn’t get much better than that.
“It is what European rugby, to me, is all about. You can take your knockout matches but playing the top teams on your own patch is just so special.”
Match tickets are on general sale now. Call the ticket office on 0116 319 8888 (option 2), book online by clicking here or visit the ticket office at Welford Road in person. The game is included on the Tigers season ticket.
Local senior rugby clubs are being encouraged to make the occasion an early-season team social with group sales deals available for bookings of 20 or more. Call the Tigers Group Days team now on 0116 2171 216 or email[email protected] for details.