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Melbourne and Bury into Prima Cup Final

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There will be a new name on the Prima Tiger Cup this season after Bury St Edmunds booked a final showdown with Melbourne.

Suffolk side Bury made it through to their first final with a 2-0 victory over holders Oakham before Tigers’ win over Aironi in the Heineken Cup on Saturday.

Bury team manager Dave Mountford said: “It was a really tough game against a really good team. The whole competition has been fantastic and is a credit to the team at Leicester and we look forward to returning for the final.”

Derbyshire side Melbourne will join them in their first Prima Tiger Cup final after a 1-0 victory over Stourbridge from the West Midlands.

Steve Rudd, Melbourne team manager, said: “We are absolutely ecstatic to reach the final. The boys have worked their socks off and all credit to Stourbridge because it was a great game.”

The Prima Tiger Bowl, the cup’s sister competition, reached the quarter-final stage on Saturday. Melton Mowbray edged Wolverhampton by the odd try in seven, Norfolk’s Wymondham beat Southwell from Nottinghamshire by one try to nil, Tamworth beat Leicester Forest 2-1 while Burton drew 1-1 with Diss from Norfolk but went through by virtue of having scored the first try.

Tigers community manager Scott Clarke said: “It was a fantastic day of Prima action and all of the teams can feel proud of their achievements.

“The semi-finals in the cup and the quarter-finals in the bowl provided a great exhibition of skill and commitment and it was brilliant to see such support at Welford Road for the players.”

The Prima Tiger Cup is an under-10s contact tournament, supported by Loughborough-based Prima Solutions and is now in its 18th year. The Prima Tiger Bowl will be played to a conclusion before Tigers’ Aviva Premiership clash with Newcastle Falcons on Saturday, February 25. The Prima Tiger Cup Final, meanwhile, will be held at Welford Road on Sunday, March 4 before Tigers take on Gloucester in the Aviva Premiership.

More information about the Prima Tiger Cup is available from the Tigers community team on 0844 856 1880 or by clicking here