It's back to all black for this season's Heineken Cup as Leicester Tigers unveil kit
Leicester Tigers will become the all blacks in Europe this season.
Their new Canterbury-branded kit includes tiger-style artwork, similar in design to this campaign's home and alternate kits, but in the black colours adopted by the club at its inauguration more than 130 years ago.
The European kit will be worn for the first time in the game against Ospreys, in the second round of this season's Heineken Cup, at Welford Road, on Sunday, October 21.
Black was adopted as the club playing colours at its foundation in 1880 before red, white and green became synonymous with the Tigers.
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A black match jersey has been worn occasionally since, most recently in the 125th anniversary year in 2005. Black was last worn in Europe by the Tigers squad in 2004-05, when Martin Johnson was the captain.
Pre-orders for the new jerseys are being taken at Tigers Club Stores, at Welford Road, and Market Street, Leicester, from today and they will be in stock from October 10, four days before Tigers begin their Heineken Cup campaign when they travel to France to take on Toulouse.
They can also be ordered from the club's online store at: