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Loughborough & Wymondham reach Prima Cup semis

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Loughborough and Wymondham reached the semi-finals of the Prima Tiger Cup after a series of excellent games at Welford Road on Sunday.

Leicestershire side Loughborough will return for the semi-finals of the under-10s competition after winning their two games on Saturday before Tigers’ Heineken Cup clash with Benetton Treviso.

Loughborough beat Newmarket 2-0 before enjoying a 3-0 win over Leek in the quarter-finals. Leek had earlier beaten Tamworth 2-1 in a hard-fought clash.

They will be joined in the last four by Norfolk side Wymondham. They beat Wisbech from Cambridgeshire 4-1 in the Super 16s round before a 5-1 victory over Market Bosworth in the quarter-finals. Market Bosworth reached the quarter-finals with a 3-1 win over Lichfield.

Wymondham U10s head coach Jon Hood said: “I am so proud of the boys, they have done really well. To play at Welford Road has been great. They have been so excited for such a long time to actually come here and play has been a fantastic experience for the whole club.”

Dave Sharratt, Loughborough U10s head coach, added: “The kids really enjoyed it. It’s been a great laugh and a big experience for them all.

“The team have played fantastically. We swapped every player over so they all got a chance to play regardless of how we were doing. They all did brilliantly.”

The Prima Tiger Cup is an under 10s contact tournament supported by Loughborough-based Prima Solutions, which attracts teams from across the Tigers region.

Loughborough and Wymondham join Kenilworth, from Warwickshire, and Paviors, from Nottingham, in the last four. The semi-finals will be held at Welford Road before the hugely-anticipated Heineken Cup clash with French heavyweights Toulouse on the weekend of January 19.

Lichfield, Newmarket, Tamworth and Wisbech will take part in quarter-finals of the sister competition, the Prima Tiger Bowl, which will be held at the LV= Cup game with London Wasps (weekend of January 26). They will join teams from Market Harborough, Newark, Nottingham Boots Corsairs and Syston rugby clubs.

Tickets are available now for all Leicester Tigers home games, including the massive Heineken Cup clash with Toulouse and the LV= Cup fixture against Wasps, from the Tigers ticket office. Call 0844 856 1880, visit in person or click here