After previous outings at Bury St Edmunds and Broadstreet Sevens tournaments, the young Tigers came through the pool and semi-final of the International Invitation Cup at Manchester before final defeat.
The pool stages, played at Broughton Park FC, brought wins over CRY Crusaders (31-14) and Mazars All Blacks (36-5), and a defeat by Samurai Barracudas, the team they would meet again in the final.
Tigers beat Storm 7s 26-7 in the semi-final and then led for a spell in the final against the Samurai Barracudas before eventually being beaten 52-21.
Academy assistant manager Tosh Askew said: “It was a very good show from such a young side and a good way to sign off for the season.”
Leicester Tigers squad