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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Leicester go top with a great win over Sale

Earlier in the week we posted a clip of Julian White flooring Andrew Sheridan in the thrilling Guinness Premiership match between the Leicester Tigers and Sale. We’ve now got highlights of that match for you, as the two sides battled for the full 80 mins in a high intensity clash at Welford Road.

The Tigers showed great resilience as they held out for more than an hour with only 14 men, securing the 37-31 win with a show of mental toughness, and three second half tries.

"We just had to keep the belief that we could still play," acting head coach Richard Cockerill said. "Sometimes it can affect you psychologically when you go a man down."

He added: "We have a good scrum and we want to use it as a weapon and Julian's physicality is a key.

"You have to take off a back-row forward which leaves you short in other areas. But the players have to take the credit because they played off their wits a lot of the time.

"They did a lot of things that we don't practise because of the scenario we were in. I thought, considering what went on during the game, the boys were fantastic.

"It was that sort of day and credit lies with the players because the spirit and camaraderie they showed today was second to none.

"It was about the players, the club and the supporters and the boys fronted up."

Julian White has since received a two week ban for his punch on England colleague Sheridan.

This was a great game of rugby with some superb tries, namely by Alesana Tuilagi, Mark Cueto, and Scott Hamilton. Enjoy.

Time: 06:04



  • Good Leister!!!
    Castrogiovanni man of the match, that's great... c'mon Castro!
    I know it's not the same but the english pronunciation of Castrogiovanni it's very funny

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 08, 2009 4:07 pm  

  • Great match. Tries, hard running, lots of skill, strong packs, the works...

    I'm a fan of Super 14 and don't want to get back on the boring slagging match between NH/SH, but with some notable exceptions, the GP has been more entertaining this year with as equally good players and skills on display. Partly due to it not being a vintage year (yet) in the Super 14 but mainly due to the improvement in quality of the GP teams.

    Great to have both, thanks RD for covering them both.

    By Blogger Kerivoula, at April 08, 2009 4:38 pm  

  • great tries.
    I love rugby dump
    serious media zone should go fuck off and die down a hole.. its stealing enjoyment from the masses.

    By Anonymous brian, at April 08, 2009 5:40 pm  

  • seriously, what bollocks was will greenwood chatting at the end about "deceptively quick"?! shut up at call the game properly mate.

    By Anonymous bokke_2007, at April 08, 2009 5:55 pm  

  • "seriously, what bollocks was will greenwood chatting at the end about "deceptively quick"?! shut up at call the game properly mate."

    Totally agree Bokke.

    By that definition, Greenwood could be said to be "deceptively good" at commentating...

    By Anonymous Tanqueray, at April 08, 2009 6:31 pm  

  • "deceptively quick, but he is quite slow, but he scores tries..thats why he is deceptively quick??"

    has greenwood been drinking too much or something?

    By Anonymous adrian, at April 08, 2009 6:53 pm  

  • anybody else think the commentator describing Tuilangi as a "beast" and a "monster" was a bit controversial?!

    PS leave Will Greenwood alone, he's a complete legend and one of the best pundits on TV - generally very insightful and knowledgeable.

    Thanks Rugbydump!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 08, 2009 7:22 pm  

  • I hear tuilagi is going to france at the end of the season

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 08, 2009 7:51 pm  

  • to anonymous above: no it wasnt controversial. people that big shouldnt be that quick or athletic. he is pretty monstrous.

    also cant wait for heinekan cup weekend! the resurrection of christ can take a back seat this year.

    and to the people above there is such a thing as deceptively quick, i didnt watch till the very end so i dont know who he was talking about but you could say that tom croft is deceptively quick - you dont think someone of that size would be quicker than most wingers but he is. check out the video of him scoring the try against the nz maoris. him gassing them on the wing is the definition of deceptively quick.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 08, 2009 9:41 pm  

  • Awesome try by Tuilagi.

    Great game. High quality tries and superb intensity. Looked like Super 14 ;)

    Cueto a starter for the Lions? Looking pretty decent imo.
    I'm sure he'll be determined to get it right this time and keep his foot in the field of play against the Boks...

    By Anonymous FrankyH, at April 08, 2009 11:49 pm  

  • Great match

    By Anonymous Vann, at April 09, 2009 1:03 am  

  • havent seen much of the gp this year,hw is dwayne peel playing? any chance of a lions spot??

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 09, 2009 9:24 am  

  • After seein that... if Toby Flood plays like that every week he should b on the Lions tour!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 09, 2009 6:26 pm  

  • Flood is a player that very much suits Tigers new attacking approach. Has a good shout of the Lions 10 jersey now.

    Players such as Flood, Vesty, Hipkiss and Murphy are really shining. I dont have a clue why Tigers have not played as such with a backline of that calibre until now.

    By Anonymous mentallymadmax, at April 10, 2009 12:29 am  

  • went to a sale game earlier this year and like it that cueto was walking in amongst the fans with bag over the shoulder. a far cry from the fancy dan footballers seeing an international and possible lion walking in like that

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 10, 2009 2:15 pm  

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