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White motivated for end-of-season clash

Leicester Tigers scrum-half Ben White says he is hugely excited by the prospect of doing battle with a historic rival in the final round of the Premiership season this weekend.

White’s side host Bath Rugby at Welford Road in Round 22 of the Gallagher Premiership this Saturday, May 18 (4.00pm), and the 20-year old development player explained that a win would serve to springboard Tigers into their next league campaign.

“Everyone’s been training really hard, striving to make sure that we get a result and end the season on a high,” he said.

“[That] is something that we definitely owe the fans and ourselves, really, so we’re looking forward to making sure that we get that W.

“It would also give us some momentum going into next season to put this year behind us.”

And the Tigers Academy graduate, who has made 24 appearances in red, white and green so far this season, added that the importance of the rivalry with Bath is not something that is lost on him and his teammates.

“Everyone knows the history that this game has,” White continued. “That does give it a bit more of a buzz and a feeling going into it, but we have to make sure that we do everything right in the week to drive our own performance going into the game.

“I’ve been a fan of this club and I’ve come through the academy here … and I want to make sure that every time I pull on the shirt I leave it in a better place than it was before.

“Bath are a good side – they’re pushing for a top six finish – and they’ve got some great players and an explosive back three, so they’re a tough side to play against.

“We need to make sure that we’re confident in our own ability.”

Tickets for Tigers’ final home fixture of the season are still available from just £25 for adults and £10 for junior supporters.

Secure your place for the last match of 2018/19 in person at Welford Road, by phone on 0116 319 8888 (option 2), or online using the link below.