The last time Leicester Tigers missed the Premiership Rugby playoffs was 14 years ago. In the past decade, Leicester has always been among the favourites of best UK betting sites. This season, the Tigers lost the playoffs for the first time in a long time. While the club holds four Premiership titles to this date, the lack of forwards coach seems to reflect on Tigers’ play this season.
Newcastle Falcons managed to put an end to Tigers’ Premiership journey by snatching a victory from them on April 27th. Newcastle’s Ally Hogg is the man responsible for pushing the club to the fourth place on the Aviva Premiership table. Meanwhile, the Tigers slipped to the fifth position after losing a game against Newcastle Falcons.
The match between Leicester Tigers and Newcastle Falcons was a surprise for everyone. The Tigers were in control of the game almost the entire time. The club had a significant lead until the last 15 minutes of the match. However, Vereniki Goneva scored a try for the Falcons at the last minutes of the game decreasing the Tigers’ lead from 23-13 to 23-18. The final minute of the match saw Ally Hogg scoring another try for the club, and taking the victory away from the Tigers.
With this triumph, the Newcastle Falcons managed to secure their place in the top four clubs in the competition. The Exeter Chiefs are leading the table, with Saracens and Wasps taking the second and third positions respectively. Leicester has ranked fifth on the scoreboard after winning a match against Sale Sharks on May 5th.
In their clash with the Sharks, the Tigers displayed their finest play by ending the game with a 35-13 victory. George Ford’s excellent play was crucial for winning the match. The Tigers won 20 points to level with Newcastle Falcons and claim their spot in the European Champions Cup.
Following the recent turn of events, Leicester Tigers’ head coach, Matt O’Connor said, “The challenge for us is going to be in and around consistency.”