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Report | Tigers Academy defeated by Falcons

Leicester Tigers Academy were defeated 43-29 by Newcastle Falcons Academy at Kingston Park in the final round of the revised Under-18 League season.

Tigers fielded an all Under-17 matchday squad for the match, after recording two wins from the first three rounds of the campaign.

Back-rower Simon Koroiyadi scored twice to see Tigers out to a twelve-point lead after ten minutes before the home side crossed for their opening score and converted the try to cut the deficit to five points in the 13th minute.

Leicester fly-half Morgan Meredith extended the lead to eight with a penalty-goal in the 18th minute.

Newcastle crossed for back-to-back tries, converting the second in the 26th minute, to lead 19-15 with nine minutes remaining in the first half.

A try to centre Joe Woodward and conversion from Meredith in the final minute of the first half saw Leicester lead 22-19 at the break.

Newcastle crossed for their fourth try two minutes in to the second-half before adding three more successive tries to lead 43-22 with ten minutes remaining in the match.

A late try to Finn Carnduff was converted by Meredith, seeing the gap cut to 14 points with five minutes where it would remain.

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NEW 43-29 LEI


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Team News | Tigers Academy to face Falcons

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The Leicester Tigers Academy travel to Newcastle to face the Falcons Academy in the final round of the revised 2021 Under-18 League season.

The Cubs have two wins and one loss so far in the shortened campaign, including a victory over Sale Sharks last time out at Loughborough University.

A side including only Under-17 members of the Tigers Academy squad will travel to the north-east on Saturday (May 29) for the fixture at Kingston Park.


O - Max Fairlie

N - George Loose

M - Oscar Van Deventer

L - Joe Woodward (c)

K - Sam Jacques

J - Morgan Meredith

I - Fergus Makepeace

A - Jack Hurst

B - Max Nolan

C - Nathan Hind

D - Josh Manz

E - Finn Carnduff

F - Chester Owen

H - Ollie Arnold

G - Simon Koroiyadi


Charlie Barraclough

Jacob Odams

Will Elsmore

Dan Ormerod

Callum Richardson

Tom Allen

James Lewis

Divan Grobler

Kip Horton

Form Guide
Last Match
Beat Leicester Tigers Academy 43-29
Past Meeting
Won 43-29
Last Match
Past Meeting
Last Match
Lost to Newcastle Falcons U18s 29-43
Past Meeting
Lost 29-43

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Leicester Tigers Academy29
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