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Wheelchair stars presented with trophies following spectacular treble

At half-time in Tigers' Premiership Cup match against Newcastle Falcons, the Leicester Tigers Wheelchair Rugby team were presented with their three trophies following a historic, treble-winning season. 

Leicester Tigers CEO Andrea Pinchen and Director Tom Scott were delighted to present the trio of silverware to this incredible group of players, with the crowd at Mattioli Woods Welford Road loudly honouring their achievements. 

The side recently secured victory in the latest of their title wins, the WR5’s Premiership, with a dominant, unbeaten run to the top that included a trio of victories of rivals Northampton Saints, one of which featured a last-minute score that will live long in the memory.

Incredibly, this was not only the side’s third title of the 2022/23 season but also the third tournament they have triumphed in by going undefeated in all of their matches.

In November 2022,  Tigers flew over to Poland to compete in the International Wheelchair Rugby 5’s competition. Lead by Paralympic Gold Medallist Jamie Stead acting in the role of players/coach, a group of 10 players won all their games to set up a tense, all England final, against perennial foes Northampton Saints.

The tension was palpable as the two teams were inseparable throughout the contest, one that went all the way through to sudden-death overtime. But, once again, it was Tigers that triumphed on the day, securing International gold. 

Following this, in August 2023, the team clinched the Fours Premiership title, again going undefeated in a series of hard-fought games against the likes of London Storm, who had two Paralympic Gold Medalists and a former Best in Class at the 2006 World Championships bolstering their side.

This tournament also saw the introduction of new signing, French International, Sebastain Verdin who was immense across the series.

To go unbeaten in any tournament is quite the achievement but to do so across three, within a single season no less, is historic. This has been a year that will live long in the memory of the Leicester Tigers Wheelchair Rugby team.