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Big Boot produces half-time thrills at Welford Road

A team representing Sleaford Rugby Club moved to joint-third in the season’s leaderboard in The Ultimate Big Boot at Welford Road on Sunday.

As they came out on top with a head-to-head contest with a junior team from Atherstone RFC 5-2, the Sleaford group recorded a score beaten just twice in the opening months of the season.

“I thought everyone superbly stepped up to the mark,” said Sleaford team captain Jon Finley. “To be honest, they performed beyond expectations.”

Sponsored by De Montfort University, the Ultimate Big Boot allows groups to show their skills in front of a big Tigers crowd, challenging them to catch balls fired high into the sky as part of the half-time entertainment.

At half-time in the Aviva Premiership win over Gloucester in September, Lincoln’s under-16 team made seven successful catches from their 10 attempts as they enjoyed the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of rugby legends on the Tigers turf.

Lincoln equalled the top score from the 2016/17 season set by a team from Market Harborough RFC.

The Ultimate Big Boot is available to Tigers group bookings. Participants must be aged 14 or over. All participants receive a Big Boot T-shirt as a souvenir. For more information, phone the Tigers Group Days team on 0116 2171 216.