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New leaders in The Ultimate Big Boot

Market Harborough Rugby Club’s Under-16s followed up a weekend County Cup win with an appearance in front of an 18,000-strong crowd at the home of the Leicester Tigers.

The Harborough group took part in The Ultimate Big Boot, testing their catching skills on the Welford Road pitch as part of the half-time entertainment during the Tigers match against Worcester Warriors in Round 4 of the Gallagher Premiership season.

Harborough made three catches and team captain Ewan Jones said: “We’re a bit disappointed because we thought we might get five, but we still got some good catches.”

The head-to-head honours on the day went to Tom Parfett’s group who made five catches and take their place on top of the early-season leaderboard, two ahead of Harborough and 3Excel Aviation who won their head to head with Coalville RFC at the opening home game of the season.

Sponsored by De Montfort University, The Ultimate Big Boot tests teams and their catching skills, firing balls into the Welford Road sky as part of the matchday entertainment. There is a jackpot prize for any team that can make 10 clean catches.

The Ultimate Big Boot is available for group bookings and all teams receive Big Boot T-shirts as a souvenir. All participants must be aged 14 or over. For more information, contact the Tigers group sales team by phoning 0116 2171 216.