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Success for Leicester Tigers against Midlands rivals

Richard Cockerill, Director of Rugby, Leicester Tigers Photo: ITV Central

There was success at the weekend for Leicester Tigers who beat Midlands rivals the Northampton Saints in the LV=Cup final.

With a 26-14 win at Worcester's Sixways Stadium, the Tigers team was largely made up of ‘fringe players’.

With tries from Steve Mafi, named man of the match, and a strong intercept from Scott Hamilton, the Tigers were able to hold off a strong Northampton rally in the second half.

"There was some good grit and determination out there - we were under the cosh for the whole of the second half virtually but the attitude of the players has been outstanding for the last four or five weeks.”

– Richard Cockerill, Director of Rugby, Leicester Tigers

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