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Hipkiss savours title-winning try

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Dan Hipkiss described his dramatic try that clinched the Guinness Premiership title as his best moment in a Leicester Tigers shirt.

Tigers were trailing Saracens by a point with just three minutes remaining at Twickenham when Hipkiss burst onto Scott Hamilton’s pass for a sensational score.

It helped secure a 33-27 victory and a record ninth English league title for Tigers.

“I think it is my best moment for Leicester,” said Hipkiss, who came on as a second-half replacement at Twickenham. “It means a lot.

“Some of the tries I have scored along the way have been good but I am happy that came in the final. I am delighted and really happy with it.”

Hipkiss was making his first appearance for Tigers since February after missing the run-in to the season through injury, and added: “I am sure the neutrals were happy with that sort of game with the lead changing all of the time.

“It was a fantastic end. I can imagine it was tough on my family and the fans watching. I am glad it came our way.”