The most decorated club since the league-style competition was introduced in to English rugby in 1987, the Leicester Tigers have consistently been a powerhouse on both the national, and European stage.
The Tigers wear a strip of scarlet, red and white stripes, with the colours first being introduced in 1891, and the hooped format being employed from 1895. They are famous for shunning the traditional numbering system of players/positions on the rugby union field, and adopting a lettering system. The Leicester forwards first sported large letters on the backs of their jerseys in 1926-27 (for instance, the three front rowers had the leaders A, B, and C respectively on their shirts instead of the normal 1, 2, or 3), with the entire team adopting the trend in 1931-32.
In the last 25 years the Tigers have been crowned English champions no less than nine times, whilst also amassing 5 Heineken Cup finals appearances, of which they were successful in 2001 and 2002. They are one of only four English sides never to have been relegated from the top flight, and regularly contribute a significant number of players to the various national sides that emanate the UK.