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Tigers Classic: Pilkington Cup Final [1993]

On the weekend that the club was set to welcome Harlequins to Welford Road in the final round of the 2019/20 Gallagher Premiership season, Leicester supporters can re-live one of the most memorable Tigers clashes with the London side on LTTV

From 3.00pm on Saturday afternoon, fans can enjoy the 1993 Pilkington Cup Final against Harlequins below.


Leicester kicked off the Cup run with a nine-point, 11-20 away victory over London Scottish before backing it up to move through to the knockout stages with a second away win over the Dusty Hare-led Nottingham club by 25 points (3-28).

In the quarter-finals, Tigers put their foot down with a record-breaking 76-0 win over Exeter including 13 tries. 

Tony Underwood registered a hat-trick in front of more than 9000 fans at Welford Road, with Dean Richard and John Liley each crossing twice as well as scores from Simon Povoas, Neil Back, Stuart Potter, Richard Cockerill and Darren Grewcock, as well as Tony's older brother Rory.

A second derby day in the Cup competition awaited Leicester in the semi-finals with a showdown against Northampton Saints at Welford Road, which saw more than 16,000 fans pack into Tigers HQ for the clash with their arch-rivals. 

However, while many expected a close encounter, two first half tries to Tigers back-rowers Richards and Back helped the home side to an impressive, 22-point, 28-6 victory to secure a place in the decider at HQ. 

See the Tigers team from the day below and in the build-up to Saturday afternoon watch a very special look back on the famous Cup run with Leicester legend Ian 'Dosser' Smith, who was the side's coach on the famous day. 


O - John Liley
N - Tony Underwood
M - Stuart Potter
L - Ian Bates
K - Rory Underwood
J - Jez Harris
I - Aadel Kardooni
A - Graham Rowntree
B - Richard Cockerill
C - Darren Garforth
D - Martin Johnson
E - Matt Poole
F - John Wells (c)
H - Neil Back
G - Dean Richards

Chris Johnson, Dave Hopper, Simon Povoas, Nigel Richardson, Darren Grewcock, Laurence Boyle

Director of Coaching: Tony Russ
Coaches: Ian 'Dosser' Smith & Paul Dodge