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Kay joins Tigers board

Leicester have announced England World Cup winner Ben Kay's appointment to the club's board of directors.

Former second-row forward Kay made 281 appearances for the Tigers between 1999 and his retirement four years ago, winning six league titles and back-to-back Heineken Cups.

And during a 62-cap England career he played in two World Cup finals, highlighted by the 2003 extra-time triumph against Australia in Sydney. Kay also made two Test appearances for the 2005 British and Irish Lions.

The 38-year-old is currently part of BT Sport's rugby commentary team and a partner in an advertising agency.

"Ben brings with him the experience of more than 10 years as a Leicester player and as a rugby international," Leicester executive chairman Peter Tom said.

"He has a deep knowledge of the professional game, and we look forward to his contribution as a Leicester director."

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