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Leicester youngsters thrown into 'Tigers Den'

Two members of the Leicester Tigers Academy were given a taste of what it's like to be tasked with adding vital points to their team's tally, in front of a jam-packed Welford Road crowd ahead of last Friday night's fixture against Newcastle Falcons.

Sam Costelow and Harry Glynn, who both featured throughout this season's unbeaten run on the way to Grand Final glory for the Tigers Academy in the U18 National League, were given the ten minutes in between warm-up ending and kick-off in the Aviva Premiership clash at the Mattioli Woods end of Welford Road.

Under the watchful eye of Tigers development coach and former player Ant Allen, the pair were each armed with their trusty kicking-tee and a bag of rugby balls for the unique experience in front of a vocal #TigersFamily crowd in the Terrace.

On their way off the pitch, LeicesterTigers.com caught up with the pair to get their reaction to the unique training session.

It was an amazing experience and the crowd made it an even better experience, they were really loud and added to the nerves," Wales U18 fly-half Costelow said.

"This will help us with our development as we will be used to the crowd being so loud so in a game, we will be able to cope."

Costelow's team mate Glynn, who the next day started at fly-half in Tigers U17 friendly against Saracens, was equally as ecstatic after the experience.

"It's the best thing I've ever done, a massive honour and privilege," he said.

"I'm really grateful to the club for giving me that opportunity."

To learn more about the Tigers Academy click here and, to see the duo in action at Welford Road, scroll down for a video from the kicking session.