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Bonus point could prove important, says Flood

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Toby Flood says Leicester Tigers were disappointed not to maintain their momentum after a first defeat in six Guinness Premiership games at Newcastle Falcons.

But Flood said Tigers can take some pleasure from the bonus point they gained from the 14-10 defeat at Kingston Park on Friday night.

Dan Hemingway charged down Micky Young’s attempted kick to touch and Ben Youngs swooped on the loose ball to score Tigers’ only try of the game with the last play.

Flood, who joined Tigers from Newcastle in the summer, kicked the conversion to add to an earlier penalty as Tigers ensured they came away with a losing bonus point.

The England international said the point could prove important.

“Let’s hope so come the end of the season,” he said. “Hemo got on the ball, charged it down and got us the bonus point.

“It was a case of checking the scoreboard at the end just to make sure we had it and we did, so that’s good. It’s something we are a little bit pleased with.

“If we are honest, we went looking to keep the momentum going and sadly we lost it.”

Tigers return to Guinness Premiership action on Saturday when Sale Sharks are the visitors to Welford Road (kick-off 5pm). Supporters can share in some Tigers history when the current Caterpillar Stand is used for the final time. Book your place now and share an historic afternoon at Welford Road by contacting the ticket office on 08701 28 34 30.