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Tigers go down fighting in Shield loss at Sale

Leicester Tigers Development XV were defeated 25-19 by Sale Jets in the second round of the 2019/20 Premiership Rugby Shield on Monday evening, with a late try to Taylor Gough securing a consolation point for the visitors at Heywood Road.

A man down for the final fifteen minutes, following a red card to back-rower Cameron Jordan, helped Sale wrap up victory with two late tries at home.

However, a 14-man Tigers side fought valiantly until the final whistle to ensure they didn’t leave Sale empty handed by securing the competition point in the dying stages.

Leo Gilliland opened the scoring for Leicester in the 8th minute when the right winger injected himself into a well-worked attacking move down the left hand side of the pitch, deep in the Sale half, and, on the end of a looping pass over the top from Harry Glynn, crossed in the corner.

It was more than half an hour before the scoreboard attendant was called upon again as both sides took the fight to one another in a physical, bruising encounter on a cold, damp and muddy Heywood Road surface.

After a warning from referee Jack Makepeace following persistent infringements, Tigers front-rower Keston Lines was shown a yellow card at a scrum on the visitors line and the home side took advantage of the space created to find their way over for their first of the match.

An unsuccessful conversion attempt to follow from Sale meant the scores were tied at 5-all, where they stayed until the half-time break just minutes later.

The home side raced out of the blocks in the second-half with a try to right winger Tom Roebuck only six minutes after the break, followed by another yellow card for Tigers to replacement front-rower James Whitcombe after a fracas between several members of both sides after the try was scored.

A missed conversion attempt from in front meant the visitors only led by five points with just over half an hour remaining, before extending their lead to eight in the 55th minute with a successful penalty goal attempt.

Ill-discipline was the enemy of both sides throughout the match and only two minutes after stretching their lead, Sale allowed Tigers into their own half with a penalty near halfway and from the resulting line-out, the Leicester back-line once again moved the ball wide to the left only for right winger Gilliland to pop up and cross out wide.

Sam Costelow landed the conversion attempt from the touchline, cutting the Jets lead to just a single point as the clock approached the hour mark.

Tigers back-rower Jordan’s sending off with fifteen minutes remaining at Heywood Road was quickly followed by two tries for the hosts, who took advantage of the extra man in attack, before a consolation score for Leicester’s Gough in the final minutes meant Leicester finished within seven and took away a point from the Shield fixture in Sale.

Match Details

HT ScoreHalf Time Score

SAL 5-5 LEI

FT ScoreFull Time Score

SAL 25-19 LEI

Attendance

80

Referee

Jack Makepeace

Sale Jets
Sale Jets
25

Full Time

Leicester Tigers
Leicester Tigers
19
Sale Jets
T
T
P
T
T
C
KOHTFT
Leicester Tigers
T
T
C
T
C

Commentary

80

MORE SHIELD ACTION

The first home game in the Premiership Shield is at Welford Road next Monday (December 23, 7.30pm) when Northampton Wanderers are the visitors.

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AND THAT IS FULL-TIME

Sale win a penalty at the scrum, despite a good push from Tigers and kick the ball out to end the game 25-19.

80

AND YET WE SCRUM

Although we all here believed the clock is red, there is a knock-on, the crowd think that's it but the referee play's the scrum.

 

80

TIGERS IN ATTACK

Tigers have the wind in their tails following the try and are running the ball from our half. There is a knock-in and Sale have the scrum but Tigers win a penalty at the scrum.

The clock has gone red but Tigers have the lineout on the Sale 10 metre line and it's a tense finish... 

EXTRAS ADDED

Sam Costelow makes another beautiful kick from the touchline to make the score 25-19 after 78 minutes. 

TRY FOR TIGERS

Tigers go for the lineout and work the phases before Tayor Gough pushes his way over in the corner for Tigers third try of the night. 

YELLOW FOR SALE

Tigers win a penalty at the scrum and tap-and-go, working well across the pitch before the referee blows for another penalty and Sale are shown a yellow card. 

75

NEARLY A BREAK

Tigers look to have made a break out on the wing following some good hands but the referee calls a forward pass and Sale have the scrum inside their 22. 

73

GOOD ATTACKING PRESSURE

Tigers in attack and working the phases well in the Sale half, with a number of phases and a loose ball at the lineout, see Tigers on the attack in the Sale 22. 

EXTRAS ADDED

Sale add the conversion to make it 25-12 after 69 minutes. 

ANOTHER FOR SALE

Sale with the phases and the pressure, some good carries get Sale up into Tigers half before a chip ahead is chased down, chipped again and regathered over the line to score.

SALE WITH THE TRY

Sale also have a penalty following the red card and kick to touch inside Tigers 22 for an attacking lineout. 

Tigers communicate well in defence despite multiple attacking phases from Sale but eventually the space is there on the wing and Tom Roebuck runs in in the corner to score. Conversion is just wide so the score remains 18-12 after 65 minutes. 

RED CARD FOR TIGERS

It's all kicking from the restart and both sides decide to try out their kick and chase before a late hit on the Sale kicker is blown up by the referee and he shows Tigers Cameron Jordan a red card. 

AND THE EXTRAS

Sam Costelow lands a beautiful kick from the touchline to get Tigers within a point after nearly an hour at Sale. 

TRY FOR TIGERS

Tigers with another driving maul from the lineout is driven forward and across to under the posts, is past wide to the far wing before being run back across where Viljoen loops a pass out to Gilliland for his second try of the evening. 

57

TIGERS RESPOND

Tigers with an immediate response to the penalty and put the pressure on in attack, winning a penalty at the driving maul a kick to touch gets the lineout in Sale's 22. 

POINTS FOR SALE

Sale kick the penalty to extend their lead to 13-5 after 55 minutes. 

53

SALE DOMINATE POSSESION

Tigers defence is under pressure as Sale continue to attack Tigers half and use the extra man. 

Tigers win a scrum at the breakdown but Sale win back the penalty in the scrum and point to the posts. 

YELLOW FOR TIGERS

There's a rush of bodies as there's a bit of a scuffle as the try is scored and Tigers replacement prop James Whitcombe is shown a yellow card. Sale miss the penalty but will have a penalty to restart the game. 

A SECOND FOR SALE

The play from the restart is all over the pitch as both teams run the ball but a break from a Sale front-rower puts Sale into the Tigers 22 and the ball is chipped out to the wing and Tom Roebuck runs in to score. 

SECOND HALF UNDERWAY

Sale kick off the second-half here at Heywood Road this evening in our second Premiership Shield fixture of the season. 

THAT'S HALF-TIME

A clearance kick to touch and again from the resulting lineout is the only play left of the first-half and the referee blows the whistle for half-time. 

SALE GET THE TRY

Tigers defence held out well but Salemake the extra man count and build phases from the scrum, making a dart for the line off the back of a scrum and crossing over. 

Conversion goes just wide of the posts and the score stays at 5-5 after 38 minutes

YELLOW FOR TIGERS

Tigers try to defend Sale's lineout out and hold them off enough to hold them up but Sale are strong at the scrum and after a number of scrums the referee shows Tigers prop Keston Lines a yellow card. 

33

SALE HAVE THE PRESSURE

Tigers and Sale continue to exchange phases and possession with chips ahead but Sale win a penalty at the breakdown and kick for a lineout close to Tigers 5 metre line. 

28

PHASES FOR BOTH SIDES

The play stays within Tigers half but both sides are building phases before making a chip threw for a chase or finding touch for a lineout.

A loose ball in mid-field is deemed knocked-on by both sides and Sale have a scrum outside Tigers 22. 

24

SOME BIG HITS

Tigers defence make some big hits as Sale look to attack Tigers but they can't make any ground and Tigers win a scrum as Sale knock-on in the tackle. 

23

SALE MAKE THE BREAK

Tigers win a free kick from the scrum and kick down field but the ball stays in field and Sale run it back into the Tigers half.

The ball is played out wide and a sidestep has Sale into the Tigers 22. A chip ahead is recovered by Tigers but pushed into touch for a Sale lineout. 

20

GOOD DEFENCE

Tigers are under pressure from the lineout and Sale look like they have got over the line with the driving maul but the referee says no try and Tigers have a scrum 5 metres out. 

16

SALE ON THE ATTACK

There is some miss communication from the scrum and Sale have the ball, winning a scrum for knocking on.

Sale win a penalty at the scrum and kick for the lineout in Tigers 22. 

13

HALF-WAY PLAY

The action is around half-way from the restart as Sale look to respond straight away to Tigers score. 

A chip ahead from Sale is dotted down by Tigers for a 22 drop out and as Sale look to run the ball back EW Viljoen reads the play and holds up the Sale ball carrier for a Tigers scrum on half-way. 

9

OFF THE POST

Sam Costelow with the conversion kick but it bounces off the post and the score remains at 0-5 after 9 minutes. 

TRY FOR TIGERS

Tigers create a driving maul and look to have driven it over the line but the referee goes back for a penalty and we have a second lineout.

There's a number of phases as Tigers work the ball from one wing to the other with some good carries from the forwards before Harry Glynn loops a pass out to Leo Gilliland who runs it in on the far wing to open tonight's scoring. 

YELLOW FOR SALE

Sale have an early yellow card as Joseph Murphy is sent to the sin-bin. 

5

PHASES AND A LINEOUT

Tigers build the phases from the scrum and win a penalty at the breakdown, kicking into the corner for the lineout. 

3

EARLY EXCHANGES AND PRESSURE

Tigers with the early pressure on Sale as most of the opening action has taken place in the Sale half and 22. 

Tigers win a scrum just inside the Sale 22 after a knock-on at the Sale lineout. 

HERE WE GO

Tigers and Sam Costelow kicks us off here at Sale tonight as we play the second Premiership Shield fixture of the season. 


Team news | Simmons to lead Tigers side at Sale

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Scrum-half Harry Simmons will captain the Leicester Tigers side in the second Premiership Rugby Shield fixture of the 2019/20 season away to Sale Jets on Monday (December 16) at Heywood Road (Sale FC).

Simmons partners Wales U20s international Sam Costelow at halfback for the Shield showdown with Sale.

Summer-signing EW Viljoen partners Harry Glynn in the midfield, with fellow new recruit Kyran Bungaroo named at fullback alongside two members of last season’s U18 League title winning Tigers Academy side, Leo Gilliland and Jack Van Poortvliet, in the outside-backs.

Keston Lines and Osman Dimen line-up in the front-row alongside guest player Joe Brown, who starts at hooker from the Army Rugby Union.

Meanwhile, George Martin and Tom Manz partner one another in the second row where they lined up together throughout last season’s U18 League title winning season and are joined fellow Tigers Academy graduates Cameron Jordan, Taylor Gough and Thom Smith in the forward pack.

Tigers Development Squad members James Whitcombe and Jonny Law are included among the replacements alongside guest players Bryn Davies from Loughborough University, Matt Collins, Facundo Dominguez and Serafin Bordoli from Ampthill and Tom Benjamin from Nottingham Rugby.

Joe Batley, who has also been included among the replacements, will make his first appearance for the club after it was announced earlier today that the utility-forward had joined Leicester Tigers on loan from Bristol Bears.

Tigers Development XV: 15 Kyran Bungaroo, 14 Leo Gilliland, 13 EW Viljoen, 12 Harry Glynn, 11 Jack Van Poortvliet, 10 Sam Costelow, 9 Harry Simmons (c); 1 Keston Lines, 2 Joe Brown * [ARMY], 3 Osman Dimen, 4 George Martin, 5 Tom Manz, 6 Cameron Jordan, 7 Taylor Gough, 8 Thom Smith

Replacements: 16 Bryn Davies * [LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY], 17 James Whitcombe, 18 Matt Collins * [AMPTHILL], 19 Joe Batley, 20 Facundo Dominguez * [AMPTHILL], 21 Jonny Law, 22 Serafin Bordoli * [AMPTHILL], 23 Tom Benjamin * [NOTTINGHAM RUGBY]

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