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Martin Johnson to lead Leicester Tigers Legends in all-star match

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Welford Road will hold a truly memorable occasion when a 'Legends' match takes place as part of Louis Deacon's benefit year.

World Cup winners Martin Johnson and Jason Robinson have been confirmed as captains for the game, which will take place on April 21.

Johnson will lead the Tigers Legends against a Matt Hampson International Legends team, skippered by Robinson.

Richard Cockerill and Darren Garforth are expected to play, and the likes of former Tigers Freddie Tuilagi and Leon Lloyd have also been invited to appear, along with stars of the international scene like former France back-rower Serge Betsen.

More legends of the game will be added to each squad in the build-up to the match.

Deacon said he was excited by the prospect of what should be a cast of serious names from the sport.

"I don't want to give too many names away just yet, but both teams should be fairly strong," said the 32-year-old.

"I am so excited about it. Lots of these guys were heroes of mine when I was growing up and I was lucky enough to play with and against some of them.

"I would quite like to play in it myself but I will have to see what the club says at that stage of the season.

"It should be quite a day and, with rolling subs, there will be loads of big names on show."

Tickets and corporate hospitality for what promises to be a great occasion are available now.

You can book match tickets at the Tigers ticket office on Welford Road or phone 0844 856 1880.

Tickets are £10 adults, £5 children and OAPs. Family tickets, for two adults and two children, are £20.

To make a hospitality booking, phone 0116 2171 215 or email:

sales@tigers.co.uk

Benefit-year charities are the Matt Hampson Foundation and Scotty's Little Soldiers.

For more information on all benefit-year events, see the website at:

www.louisdeaconbenefit.co.uk

Martin Johnson to lead Leicester Tigers Legends in all-star match


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