Tigers LV Cup opponents and group rivals have been revealed today as the 2013/14 LV= Cup has been launched.
Tigers find themselves in Group 2 alongside Exeter, Sale and Cardiff. But wait! Don't book that trip to Manchester just yet. This is the LV Cup where, of course, you don't play the sides in your group. Obviously. You play the teams in another group instead.
So of rather more importance is the draw for Pool 3, the sides we will actually play. In Pool 3 are current Cup holders Harlequins, record 10 time cup champions Bath, Worcester and Welsh region Ospreys who claimed the LV Cup in 2008 against the Tigers at Twickenham.
Like the Heineken Cup the LV Cup is still on Sky Sports and Tigers open their campaign at home to the Ospreys in front of the Sky Cameras on a Friday Night; this will be the first game that Cockerill will be allowed any contact with the team on match days after his controversial ban.
The next weekend we travel to face Dean Ryan's new Worcester side at Sixways before League action resumes.
In the last two weekends of January the competition resumes and Tigers face Quins away before facing Bath at home.
Newport Gwent Dragons
November 8 Leicester Tigers v Ospreys (Friday November 8, 7.45pm, Sky Sports)
November 15/16/17 Worcester Warriors v Leicester Tigers
January 24/25/26 Harlequins v Leicester Tigers
January 31/February 1/2 Leicester Tigers v Bath Rugby