If you’ve been keeping up with the Leicester Tigers Women’s team's season, you will undoubtedly have noticed one name, in particular, tends to crop up more than most on matchdays.
Molly Draycott’s achievements speak for themselves.
20 tries in 12 games.
She’s scored a try in each of her last eight games, a run that includes a brace away at Loughborough Town, a hat-trick against Worcester and a scarcely believable quintuple (that’s five tries in case you felt you may have read that wrong) against Harrogate Ladies.
That titanic performance in Round 15 also included four conversions, as Draycott often takes up the mantle whenever regular kicker Katie Childs is off the field. Her 33 points in that match are also the fourth most in a single game in the history of Leicester Tigers, joining the illustrious company of Dusty Hare (43 in 1986 and 34 in 1981) and Joel Stransky (35 in 1997).
We caught the try machine for a quick chat after her latest historic outing:
Typically relentless performance from Tigers today, what does it mean for the team to score over 100 points in a match for the first time?
It feels amazing, so many team tries which is brilliant. I believe that’s got to be our team record and it’s been a great day for some rugby!
That was 5 tries for yourself today, that makes it 20 tries for the season thus far! Have you got any personal targets that you set yourself for the remaining matches?
*laughs* no, no, of course that feels fantastic and it’s always nice to score but as I said, the focus is always on the team, that’s what rugby is about. I might be the one to finish it off and five tries is always a lovely accolade to look back on, but it’s about the team effort and making sure our overall game was effective.
Finally, how excited are you to take your scoring form back to Mattioli Woods Welford Road?
Very excited for that, cannot wait to be back home next week! If I can get a try in front of the fans that always feels like an extra bonus, the whole experience of playing at the ground is special so I’m buzzing to come back.
The Tigers Women's are back in action at home this Sunday, February 26 (1.00pm) against Kenilworth Women before the final fixture for the side at Mattioli Woods Welford Road on Sunday, March 18 (3.00pm) against Bishop Auckland.
Tickets are available now, via the links below!
Men's Season Ticket Holders can watch the Women's team for free. Simply show your Season Ticket upon arrival and you will be granted admission to Mattioli Woods Welford Road.