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Leicester Tigers to commemorate Armistice Day

Leicester Tigers to commemorate Armistice Day

Leicester Tigers are planning a poignant mark of respect for the 100th anniversary of the declaration of armistice that ended the First World War during their Premiership Rugby Cup fixture against Sale Sharks on Friday night.

Welford Road will remember the 46 Tigers players that lost their lives in combat in both World Wars with supporters holding wreaths containing the names of each individual that died.

Both sets of players will walk out on to the field led by members of the 2nd Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment, the Tigers Veteran Association and a Royal British Legion standard bearer.

The stadium will fall silent during the playing of The Last Post and a reading of The Exhortation by a Leicester Tigers ticket holder before two minutes’ silence in honour of those that paid the ultimate sacrifice is held.

After the game the 46 wreaths will be laid underneath the Wall of Legends outside the Robin Hood Stand and a plaque displaying the names of the 46 Tigers will be unveiled.

The Tigers team will wear a special shirt commemorating the anniversary with a special centenary ‘Thank You’ poppy logo and will be auctioned off with the proceeds going towards Leicester Tigers Foundation’s memorial project.

The club is also set to announce further details in due course over a memorial monument that will recognise the fallen 46 Tigers and the 100 Barbarians that lost their lives during the two conflicts.

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