YOUNG players from Kesteven RFC will run out at the world-famous home of Leicester Tigers after booking their place in the knockout stages of this season’s Prima Tiger Cup.
Kesteven under-10s finished top of their League A at the opening festival of this season’s competition which was held at Mellish on Sunday.
Kesteven beat Newark, Sleaford and hosts Mellish and drew with Southwell, scoring 10 tries in the process and conceding none. Try scorers were Josh Weir, Patrick Bishop, Jamie Bishop, Will Shennan, Sam Sacker and Bob Singer.
Kesteven now qualify for the last eight of the Prima Tiger Cup which will be played at Welford Road before Tigers take on French giants Clermont Auvergne in Europe’s Heineken Cup on Saturday, December 17. Derbyshire side Melbourne also qualified after finishing top of their group with four wins from four games.
The remaining quarter-finalists will be decided at three more festivals, to be held in the next month at Lutterworth RFC, Swaffham RFC and Stoke RFC.
Now in its 17th season, the Prima Tiger Cup is supported by Prima Solutions and is open to under-10s teams from across the country with more than 50 clubs entering this year.
Kesteven under-10s are from left, back - coaches Chris Bishop, Johnny Jago, Richard Lyle and Andrew Singer; middle - Patrick Bishop, Tom Duncomb, Jamie Bishop, Sam Sacker, Daniel Pepper, Will Shennan, Willoughby Jago and Josh Weir; front - Archie Lyle, Bob Singer, Oscar Clink, Joe Solomon and Harry Watmough.