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Report | Tigers Women's fight back for win

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Leicester Tigers Women's overturned a 15-point deficit to defeat The Army Rugby Union Women's team 24-20.

In an exhibition match ahead of the 2022/23 Championship play-off semi-finals, the Tigers Women's side hosted The Army at Leicester Forest RFC on Saturday afternoon.

It was all the visitors in the first-half with three tries in the first 40 minutes seeing them lead 0-15 at the break.

However, as they have throughout their unbeaten league campaign this season, the Tigers Women's squad refused to lay down and rallied during the interval.

Only four minutes in to the second-half and fly-half Amy Relf finished an impressive attack to cross for Leicester's first before, nine minutes later, Rebecca Church forced her way over from close range to cut the deficit to five points, 10-15.

Charlotte Fray, who was at her brutal best on both sides of the ball all day, levelled the scores at 15-15 just before the hour mark before replacement back Katie Childs put Tigers into the lead, 17-15, when she converted the try.

Fray had a second soon after when, as The Army looked to play from inside their own half, intercepted a pass and ran it in untouched to score under the osts.

Childs, again, added the extras to see the lead out to 24-15 before The Army scored late on to make it 24-20, where it would remain as Leicester held on with some brave, scrambling defence to prevent any comeback for the visitors.