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Wheelchair Rugby

LTWR keep pace in Premiership

Leicester Tigers Wheelchair Rugby competed in a third round of Premiership fixtures recording a further two wins from the three fixtures. 

The squad kept the pressure on leaders West Coast Crash now just two points behind the league leaders.

Tigers opened the weekend against their title rivals with Crash coming out on top in a 53-41 win. It was Leicester who were quick off the mark in the first quarter, but Crash’s squad depth soon swung the advantage in the league leader’s favour. 

Game two saw the third-place London Storm succumb to a 52-55 defeat against Tigers, who bounced back with an important win. Leicester’s Kieran Flynn came off with a dislocated finger, but the squad held on following a ferocious comeback in the final quarter from their opponents. 

The final fixture was wrapped up with a 49-55 over London Crusaders as Tigers remain well in the title race with two weekends of tournaments remaining of the 2021/22 campaign.

Darren Matthews, head coach at LTWR, praised his players for their performance, saying: “I believe I have some of the best players in the country and I’m privileged and excited to coach them. 

“We left the (Game One) disappointed but what encouraged me was that we were already talking about where we needed to improve.

“With a loss and a narrow win, we wanted to go end (Game Three) correcting a few issues and play the standard of rugby we know we are capable of.

“I have no doubt the improvements will come thick and fast as we head towards the business end of the season.”

                                                         Games   Points

1             West Coast Crash             9             23

2             Leicester Tigers               9            21

3             London Storm                    9            14

4             West Country Hawks         6             6

5             London Crusaders             6             5

This year's Premiership sees fixtures split across five weekends of which each side will attend four. Tigers remaining dates include Saturday April 23 (Stoke Mandeville) and Sunday May 8 (Reading).