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FIVE reasons to watch Tigers Women's this weekend!

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The Leicester Tigers Women’s Team return to Mattioli Woods Welford Road this week looking to continue their unbeaten run in their debut league campaign.

History could be written during the final weeks of the season. If that isn't reason enough, here are FIVE reasons to mark your calendars and secure your spot for these upcoming crackers!

1) Tries on tries on tries 

Firstly, you can expect tries scored by the bucketful!

Even before last weekend’s monstrous points total of 114 (!) away at Harrogate, the Tigers were established at the top of the try scoring stakes in Championship North 1, touching down for just over a staggering eight tries per game on average.

This record, now extended to a scarcely believable 123 tries in 14 games with the Harrogate result added, exemplifies the brand of all-out attacking rugby Vicky Macqueen and the Tigers coaches are pushing for.

There’s a whole host of names to look out for but we would be remiss to talk about tries and not mention top points scorer Katie Childs (10 tries) and Tigers wingers Zoe Evans (10 tries), Lucrezia Iavarone (11 tries) and Molly Draycott (the league’s top try scorer on a huge 20 tries). 

2) Passion & enthusiasm

This team does not settle for second best. Even whilst scoring a century of points on Sunday, the team were fighting for more, going full-tilt in attack and demanding brutality in defence.

This is a side brimming with pride for their sport and excited to share that passion with the supporters, to entertain and engage the fans with everything they do on the field. 

Likewise, the support from the stands is always exceptional. You can expect a lively atmosphere at Mattioli Woods Welford Road, with lots of energy, clapping, cheering and it simply wouldn’t be a home match without a cry of ‘TIIIIIIIIGERS’. 

3) Full day of fun

It’s always a great day out at Mattioli Woods Welford Road!

We have a wide selection of JTC activities in the Final Whistle bar pre-match; test your reactions on our batak board, win prizes by spinning Welford’s Wheel or by Guessing the Score and tested yourself with the Tigers Kicking Challenge.

4) Friendly faces

After the match is over, the team love nothing more than meeting those who have come to watch.

Whether you’d like to get something signed, take a selfie or just have a natter with the players, the support will always be appreciated.

Following that, get into the Final Whistle for our now traditional clubhouse-style atmosphere post-game, where we’ll have a couple of player Q&A’s and you can cheer on the players of the match in rugby’s oldest tradition, the pint-downing contest!

5) Rugby! 

The best sport in the world! You’ll be able to see a team that gets better and better each week and currently sit with 14 wins from 14 games thus far, in what is sure to be an exciting match.

Not only that, you’ll be able to see a sneak preview of the side that, next year, looks to challenge the crème de la crème of domestic women’s rugby, the Allianz Premier 15s.

Get your tickets for Sunday's fixture - as well as the final fixture for the side at Mattioli Woods Welford Road on Sunday, March 18 (3.00pm) against Bishop Auckland - via the link below.

Men's Season Ticket Holders can watch the Women's team for free. Simply show your Season Ticket upon arrival and you will be granted admission to Mattioli Woods Welford Road.