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Leamingtonians take on Tigers' Big Boot

Last Updated: Nov 30, 2013 11:01am
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A group of players Old Leamingtonians women’s rugby team had the rare experience of running out in front of a 23,000-plus crowd at the home of the English champions on Saturday.

The group were at Welford Road, home of 10-time English champions Leicester Tigers, for the Aviva Premiership match against London Irish and cheered Tigers on to a 20-11 victory, with fly-half Toby Flood kicking the points that took him past the 1,000 mark in his Premiership rugby career.

At half-time, 10 of the Old Leamingtonians squad were invited on to the pitch to take part in the ‘Big Boot’ competition, attempting to catch rugby balls fired high in to the Welford Road sky by the mechanical ‘Big Boot’.

Tasha Barnes from the rugby club said: “We didn’t make many catches, but it was great fun. If nothing else, the whole stadium was cheering us, which was great.”

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