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Global Partner Club Dendermonde lift cup

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Leicester Tigers official global partner club Dendermonde RFC picked up the Belgian Cup for the third time in its history beating Rugby Club Liege 24-20 at the Nelson Mandela stadium. 

Having picked up the trophy in 2012 and 2016, Dendermonde Men’s side beat the Division Two outfit thanks to a second half comeback from 12-13 at half-time. 

Dendermonde RFC have been a global partner club of Leicester Tigers since September 2017 and have since gone on to win a league and cup double during the 2017/18 season. 

Former Leicester Tigers lock Joe Cain was named head coach at the start of the 2018/19 season and was pleased to pick up his first bit of silverware for the club. 

He said: “The game was a real nail biter. We took an early lead 12-0 and Liege did well to come back into the game and eventually take the lead at half time.

“Both team went for it in the second half and scored converted tries early in half, but we just got over the line in the 78th minute to snatch the win.


“It was a really hard fought game, and I’m absolutely over the moon to have got the win and take the trophy back to Dendermonde. We had great support as always from the club taking more than 300 supporters with us to watch us lift the trophy.”

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