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Reaction: McKellar on Premiership Cup final

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Leicester Tigers head coach, Dan McKellar has reacted to Tigers 23-13 defeat to Gloucester in the Premiership Cup final.

Tigers led 6-3 at halftime but a barrage of penalties and two yellow cards changed the momentum of the contest, and the Cherries were well deserved winners on the night.

Dan McKellar said: “We’re frustrated. There was a fifteen-minute period in the second half where we just lost all momentum, and they capitalised off the back of it. Way too many turnovers and penalties against us and they took advantage of it.”

“We rallied there late but when you’re down to 13 men, away from home, with a crowd of 15000 people and momentum is against you, it’s tough to wrestle it back.

“We’ll hurt for 24 hours but we’ll get over it pretty quickly. Getting back to the Premiership, it’s tight towards the top of the table so a win next week is important.”