Leicester Tigers have unveiled their new home shirt for next season. The new shirt, created by Canterbury, ditches the tiger-stripe design from this season for a more traditional style. Tigers will wear the new shirt for the first time this afternoon when they host London Irish at Welford Road in the last round of Aviva Premiership Rugby league fixtures. A win is essential for the Tigers, who need two points to guarantee home advantage for the semi-final knock-out stages of the competition. Tigers lock Geoff Parling said: "Both Tigers and Canterbury brands are steeped in rugby heritage and the traditional striped shirt is synonymous with the club's long history as one of the most successful and well-known rugby clubs in the world. "The team are delighted with this smart, modern twist that Canterbury has applied to the classic Tigers shirt." The new shirt is made using Canterbury's newest high-performance 100 per cent polyester elastane fabric. The stretchy, tight-fitting shirt is aimed at delivering "optimum strength and effective moisture management, making the shirt lightweight and comfortable," say Canterbury The new shirt will be available to buy from www.canterbury.com.