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Moody excited by clash of his clubs in LV= Cup semi

09 March 2012

  • Flanker's former clubs Leicester Tigers and Bath Rugby clash in LV= semi
  • It's a big day for Bath and for Leicester - Moody
Lewis Moody in LV= Cup action against Worcester Warriors

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Following the announcement of his retirement earlier this week, Lewis Moody spoke ahead of tonight’s semi-final at The Rec with tension mounting between his current club Bath and former club Leicester as they prepare to do battle for a place in the LV=Cup final.

Moody is in no doubt about the spectacle that the crowd can expect and believes the match will be a tough encounter for both sides.

"I see it being an incredibly good game, I'm very excited about it," the 33-year-old said. "Leicester have had their resurgence in the last couple of months but then Bath have also been doing the same.

"We've been growing throughout the year. We've had one defeat in the last seven and scored 24 tries in the games we've played in in the LV= so far. So the form is good, the consistency over the last month or two has been good and the confidence is good at The Rec. It's going to be a gruelling match."

After sixteen years in the game including 71 caps for his country and three for the British and Irish Lions, Moody has been unable to fully recover from a shoulder injury and this week announced his retirement from all forms of the game.

He said: "I'm very disappointed not to be able to run out against my old club but it'll be great seeing Sam Vesty and my other Leicester mates and how they go against their old team. It's a big day for Bath and for Leicester.”

The news of Moody's retirement saw him trending sixth in the world on Twitter, a forum through which he says he has received an incredible response.

"For so many people to take the time and the effort to respond and give me their thoughts, comments and compliments was fantastic. I feel very humbled," Moody added.

Friday night's match at The Rec kicks off at 7.30 with just a few tickets remaining. Call the ticket office on 0844 448 1865. For live match updates, you can follow @LVRugby on Twitter.

The LV= Cup Final is coming to Sixways, Worcester on Sunday, March 18. Secure two tickets for just £20 with a 2-for-1 offer on the first 1,000 tickets sold for the battle for this season’s first piece of silverware. These tickets will sell fast so book now at 01905 454183 or www.warriors.co.uk.