Tigers to change their spots
By Ben Blackmore
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Leicester will wear a special black jersey to mark their 125-year anniversary.
Leicester will take fans back through their history on Monday night, when the development team wear a special black jersey to mark the Tigers' 125-year anniversary.
The new kit will resemble the colours first worn by Leicester when they embarked on their rugby journey back in 1880.
In addition to the change of colour, the jersey will also have letters instead of numbers, which has been a major earmark of midlands club.
"We've tried to do something different for this match, which is part of our 1880 celebrations," said Tigers' Rugby Development Co-ordinator Dusty Hare to www.leicestertigers.com.
"Playing in black kit and playing with letters instead of numbers is a throwback to the old times."
The fixture against Oxford University is sure to be a special occasion, and the Tigers A team will boast two new signings in Johnny Murphy and Neil Cole.