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LTWR 2’s cap off weekend with second place

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Leicester Tigers Wheelchair Rugby second team won two of their three fixtures in the latest weekend of Super Series Division Three action. 

Held in Slough, the Tigers seconds were hoping to build on their debut second-placed finish at the first set of fixtures played back in October. 

Tigers got off the mark chalking up their first win over Brighton Buccaneers 41-12 in a dominant display. A 35-32 win over Bournemouth Lions put the Tigers in contention of maximum points from the weekend.

London Lions were the team’s final opponents, who had topped the group in the first weekend of fixtures. In a tough game, it was the Lions that came out on top of the Tigers edging a close 28-20 win.

This keeps London Lions in top spot closely followed by Tigers and, with a final weekend of fixtures coming to Leicester in late February 2020, it is still all to play for the seconds in their debut season. 

Second team coach David Needham reflected on the season so far saying, “’I’m immensely proud of the squad.  

“As a team, we’ve had very little court time together and every time we have played, there’s been notable improvements. I can’t really ask for more than that.  

“Going into the final weekend next year, our goal will be to compete with a London squad which has included some former Paralympians and, if we put in a performance, who knows, we may possibly force the result in our favour.”

The new year will also see the Tigers first team take to the court for their first action of the season in January, as they aim to defend their league title. 

Anyone interested in training, becoming a player or becoming part of the volunteer staff can contact David Needham on 0784 5809 340 or email [email protected]