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Tigers beat Saints in Derby Day warm-up

Leicester Tigers Wheelchair Rugby team saw off the challenge of historic rivals Northampton Saints in an exhibition game marking the first ever fixture between the clubs.

Tigers played two games against Saints at the Northampton International Academy winning 41-22 and 42-17.

Tigers successful defended their Super Series Division One title following an unbeaten season and will be hoping to complete a domestic double when the team competes in April’s National Championships at the Morningside Arena in Leicester.

Attention now turns to Tigers’ Great Britain internationals taking part in the second annual King Power Quad Nations at the Morningside Arena on Friday, March 1 to Sunday, March 3.

Speaking after the club’s title winning weekend, Tigers Team GB Vice-captain Gavin Walker shared: “The last few years have been great for wheelchair rugby in Leicester especially. We were lucky enough that this season’s Super Series league finished so to win on home soil was fantastic, and the city really seems to have got behind the sport.” 

“With the Quad Nations and the Nationals taking place in Leicester, and back-to-back titles for Tigers, we’re in a good place.”

Former Tigers prop and life-member Matt Hampson was also in attendance supporting patrons of the Get Busy Living centre, the newly opening £1 million rehabilitation centre, designed to support those who have suffered life altering and catastrophic sporting injuries.

You can follow the Tigers Wheelchair Rugby team, supported by club partner Häfele, by following their twitter handle @TigersWR.

Tickets for the King Power Quad Nations can be bought at the link below for fixtures across each of the three days. 

Tigers will also share the full schedule ahead of Friday’s opening fixture.