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Sports minister in Attendance for historic match at Welford Road

17 December 2003

Sports Minister Richard Caborn will be in attendance at Welford Road on Sunday, as a Leicester Tigers XV takes on the Indian national team in the Alliance & Leicester Challenge (kick-off 3pm).

He joins a list of dignitaries including the Indian High Commissioner, for a game which will see a number of Tigers senior squad players get an outing.

Those in line to play in the match include Chinese national team captain Johnny Zhang, who is on loan at Tigers, as well as former Ireland scrum half Tom Tierney and ex-Samoan international Henry Tuilagi.

Other players involved for the occasion will include first team squad members Sam Vesty, James Hamilton, Dan Hipkiss and George Chuter.

Tickets still remain for the Alliance & Leicester Challenge from the Tigers ticket office, and are available by calling 08701 28 34 30 or emailing