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LTWR level points at top of the table

It was another strong outing from Leicester Tigers Wheelchair Rugby squad in the latest weekend of Super Series Premiership fixtures. 
The team headed into the matches in second place in the overall standing and gave a strong showing with two wins out of three games to be level on points with league leaders West Coast Crash. 
Tigers headed into the weekend missing Team GB and Paralympian Jamie Stead due to a wrist injury. Gary Scholes returned to the court after overcoming COVID ahead of the weekend’s first fixture against Crash. 
Top of the table Crash edged a 53 – 41 win over Tigers in a hard fought encounter and Tigers bounced back from an opening game defeat to beat West Country Hawks 51-58.
The final round of matches saw Tigers enjoy a 39-52 win over Crusaders as LTWR left Fenton Manor, Stoke on Trent on 14 points in the current league standings. 
Darren Matthews, head coach of Leicester Tigers Wheelchair Rugby, said: “First game was against a full strength Crash team who were looking for a clean sweep from the weekend. 
“We held our own and fought hard with the main objective in this game to sharpen our offence in lines not normally used. The final score showed a loss but valuable lessons were learnt. 
“This momentum carried us to two wins and once again, saw the whole bench pulling together showing some excellent defending across the weekend.
“I’m really proud how every member dug incredibly deep during the three games. Everyone showed true grit putting in an outstanding performance to see us challenge Crash at the top of the table. Everything is still to play for.”

                                                         Games   Points

1             West Coast Crash             6             14

2             Leicester Tigers                 6             14

3             London Storm                    3             9

4             West Country Hawks         6             6

5             London Crusaders             3             5

This year's Premiership sees fixtures split across five weekends of which each side will attend four. Tigers remaining dates include will be Sunday March 27 (Stoke Mandeville), Saturday April 23 (Stoke Mandeville) and Sunday May 8 (Reading).