Having finished 2006 with a promising performance against England U-19 and a comfortable win over North Walsham, Tigers were unable to continue their good work as they went down 20-9 at Oval Park. Three penalties from outside-half Aiden McNulty were all Tigers could manage in their third defeat of the season.
"We're gutted with the result," said Tigers assistant forwards coach Graham Rowntree. "It's our local derby and they outscored us on the try-count as well. It was still a game we could have won potentially but they took their chances, while we had issues looking after the ball. Luckily for us we've got games nearly every week now, so we'll be looking for the lads to bounce back and keep on developing. "
Tigers now turn their attentions to the match with Bath next weekend, before focussing on the visit of Bedford, who were dispatched 38-14 at Goldington Road in October.
Greig Tonks,Nathaniel Lowers, Jack Cobden, Karl Pallas, Mitchell Culpin, Aiden McNulty,Ben Youngs; Andy Brown, Tom Collett, Adam Parkins, Dan Hurst, Dan Hemmingway, Greg Sammons, Ben Avent, Chris Mundy
Ian Smith, Joe Tate, Will Hurrell, Will Lawson, Chris Fletcher, Lee Miller