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Rob Horne to be honoured when Northampton take on Leicester at Twickenham

Horne sustained life-changing nerve damage to his right arm in the fixture last season.

Northampton will play Leicester at Twickenham in aid of Rob Horne, the RFU has announced.

The Australia international centre was forced to retire last season after suffering nerve damage which left his right arm paralysed during Saints’ victory over Tigers at Welford Road.

Horne, whose eight tries in 21 games last season saw him named the club’s player of the season, will now be honoured at the Gallagher Premiership match between the two sides on October 6.

It will be the first time the two rivals have met at Twickenham since the 2013 Premiership Final.

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