Under-17s Team Miss Out

The Leicester Tigers team was edged out in a 26-24 defeat by the rival team Northampton Saints in an under-17s fixture on Saturday at Franklin’s Gardens.

The visitors made 24-21 until the game’s last play when Saints registered their winning score. The match was played on the pitch of the main stadium, on the year’s hottest so far, it was the Tigers who made the breakthrough by scoring just after the 11 minutes of game start. It was the effort of Luke Phoenix.

On this, the host team replied with two converted tries to lead 14-5 within the 20 minutes played, however the Tigers added two quick fire scores of their own, coming from skipper Freddie Steward and flanker Will Backhouse with Harry Glynn giving a conversion, to go into the break 17-14 in front. In a roller coaster game, Saints snatched back the lead early in the second half, only for Matthew Potts center to provide the fourth try of Tigers with the conversion from Glynn and making the score 24-21 in the favor of visitors.

However, the final word belonged to the home side in the final minute they won back possession and claimed victory with the eighth try of the afternoon.

This was the final under-17 fixture for Tigers of the season at Oval Park when visitors were the Saracens. Kick-off is at noon.
Leicester Tigers Under-17s Team

• 15 Freddie Steward from the Norwich School.
• 14 Harry Sturmey from the Loughborough Grammar School.
• 13 Ronnie Du Randt from the Denstone College.
• 12 Matthew Potts from the Leicester Grammar School.
• 11 Luke Phoenix from Langley School.
• 10 Harry Glynn from the Leicester Grammar School.
• 9 Harris Orridge Du Bois from the Brooksby Melton College.
• 1 Alex Maxwell from Brooksby Melton College.
• 2 Shaun Allsopp from the Stamford School.
• 3 Lochlan Dudley from the Stamford School.
• 4 Josh Brown from the Brooksby Melton College.
• 5 Scott McVea from the Brooksby Melton College.
• 6 Will Backhouse from the Brooksby Melton College.
• 7 Sam Eveleigh from the Leicester Grammar School.
• 8 Ollie Ashworth from the Langley School.

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