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Tigers Wheelchair Rugby remain undefeated after success in WR5's

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Sunday August 20 saw another weekend of incredible success on the court for the Leicester Tigers wheelchair rugby team in the WR5's, the club continuing an undefeated stretch that would make The Undertaker's WrestleMania streak blush. 

The team, named on Friday, saw a key mix of youth and experience consistent with the first round's unbeaten weekend which saw the team fall behind but fight back to win on each occasion. 

This weekend, the results were similarly close bar one exception which is sure to bring a smile to the face of all Tigers fans. 

The results for Sunday were as follows.

  • Leicester Tigers 24 - 12 Bournemouth Lions
  • Leicester Tigers 26 - 21 West Country Hawks
  • Leicester Tigers 24 - 17 Stoke Mandeville Maulers
  • Leicester Tigers 28 - 10 Northampton Saints

The first three fixtures all demonstrated the mettle this team possess, a key trait shown on a regular basis by this undefeated squad. 

Sunday's 5's Coach, and Paralympic Gold Medalist, Jamie Stead MBE said “I couldn’t be anymore proud of this team and individuals today. Even with five players away on holiday, we pulled together and supported each other in very challenging circumstances and absolutely smashed it. Thank you to everyone for their hard work and fight".

Typically, it'll be the East-Midlands derby triumph that will grab the attention of most fans. Leicester Tigers enjoyed an exciting, last-gasp victory in Round 1, a  score in the dying seconds settling a fierce contest to a score of 15-14.

Sunday saw a far different story, a dominant performance from Tigers who crushed their county rivals. Although a starring performance in attack was clear, the management team were keen to stress how a watertight defence was vital to the day's success

When asked about the victory over Saints, Stead added "We obviously have a long rivalry with Saints and to defend as well as we did, to keep them in their half for the game, is a testament to everyone’s effort in training and transitioning this onto the court when it comes to game time"