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Tigers go down to late try in sevens final

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Leicester Tigers went down to a last-gasp defeat to Northampton Saints in the bowl final of the Singha Premiership Rugby Sevens.

Tigers led their East Midlands neighbours 21-10 with two minutes remaining of the final at Franklin’s Gardens.

Jack Stapley, Tom Ffitch and Charlie Dockery scored the tries with Ffitch converting all three scores.

But Tom Emery added to early scores for George Furbank and Tom Collins early score to drag Northampton back into the final.

And Collins scored his second of the game in the final minute to secure a 24-21 success for the hosts.

Earlier, Tigers came back from 12-0 down to beat Bath Rugby in the bowl semi-final. Stapley and Alex Glashan dotted down for Tigers with Ffitch nailing a touchline conversion.

Stapley went over for his second try of the game in the final seconds to secure a 19-12 semi-final success.

On day one, Tigers, who wore their new kit for the 2017/18 season for the first time, went down to defeat to eventual winners Wasps and runners-up Newcastle Falcons in the group stage.

Wasps retained the title with a 26-12 win against Newcastle.  The plate competition went to Gloucester, who beat Saracens 22-12.