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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Leicester beat Perpignan at Welford Road

Leicester beat Perpignan at Welford Road

The Leicester Tigers achieved a bonus-point win over Perpignan on the weekend at Welford Road in the Heineken Cup. Toby Flood scored 23 points and the first of four tries for Leicester as they maintained their unbeaten record.

Aaron Mauger profited from a scything run from Dan Hipkiss but Perpignan kept themselves in touch with a breakaway try from centre Maxime Mermoz and an opportunist effort from flanker Ovidiu Tonita.

The Tigers scrum had been in destructive mood all night and Perpignans resistance was broken when Leicester drove them 10 yards back over their own line for Jordan Crane to touch down.

Matt Smith sealed the bonus point with a jinking break down the touchline and, although the Catalans engineered a late penalty try, Leicesters scrum had done the damage.

That pack was phenomenal. They have so much talent and so much want and desire to be successful, said Flood.

Julian has done everything you possibly can do as a player and yet there he is at the forefront of our pack and pushing them over from 10 metres.

Playing behind that pack, and the atmosphere and drive it gives the team, is unbelievable.

And then you have Lewis Moody who just runs around like it is his last game and without a care in the world. You would never believe he has kids and a family!

It is fantastic to be back, he said. The one pleasure of playing for England is that you are representing your country, but when you come back to the club you step out of the limelight and you can get back to what you were doing before you went off with England. You almost slot straight back in.

You have to have confidence if you play 10 or 12 because you need to control the game. My confidence was never really affected by what happened last week.

Flood finished second best to Dan Carter at Twickenham and is set to lock horns with the All Blacks fly-half in next weekends return tie against Perpignan in France.

Carter, who has signed until the end of the season on a deal reported to be worth 30,000 a game, was absent after spending most of the week on promotional duties in Italy.

Flood added: He is a world-class player but you cant play the player, you have to play the team. You cant let it affect you. One player will make a big difference but you can still find holes in them.


Time: 07:43

Posted at 4:37 pm | 38 comments

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mitch December 09, 2008 4:44 pm

ospreys are gonna kill them both

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mitch December 09, 2008 4:44 pm

ospreys are gonna kill them both

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Anonymous December 09, 2008 5:04 pm

too right they are!

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Anonymous December 09, 2008 5:04 pm

too right they are!

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Flooz December 09, 2008 5:10 pm

Leicester has a scrum!!!Mermoz try was outstanding!Carter is back from Milan podiums...3 reasons to see the revenge

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Flooz December 09, 2008 5:10 pm

Leicester has a scrum!!!Mermoz try was outstanding!Carter is back from Milan podiums...3 reasons to see the revenge

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catalan man December 09, 2008 5:43 pm

Dude, there is two balls on field in picture! that is crazy, how that happen!?

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catalan man December 09, 2008 5:43 pm

Dude, there is two balls on field in picture! that is crazy, how that happen!?

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elliot December 09, 2008 5:52 pm

Catalan man, It's two pictures blended together. You can see the blending down by the feet and in the signs....

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elliot December 09, 2008 5:52 pm

Catalan man, It's two pictures blended together. You can see the blending down by the feet and in the signs....

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Anonymous December 09, 2008 6:45 pm

Tigers killed 'em, and will hopefully win away aswell.

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Anonymous December 09, 2008 6:45 pm

Tigers killed 'em, and will hopefully win away aswell.

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Dune December 09, 2008 7:29 pm

I would agree with mitch, but only when Ian Foster is there helping to coach them (the Ospreys).

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Dune December 09, 2008 7:29 pm

I would agree with mitch, but only when Ian Foster is there helping to coach them (the Ospreys).

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andy December 09, 2008 7:33 pm

does anyone know of any way of getting a recording of this match? cos im desperate to see it but cant cos got a family thing and dont have sky sports personally to record it! i think my only hope is if someone records the whole game and uploads it to the internet or is able to send me a copy of it! does anyone know if this is possible? i was at this match and id love to see the return leg!give me an email please with any suggestions, thanks very much!bunceridesagain@hotmail.com

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andy December 09, 2008 7:33 pm

does anyone know of any way of getting a recording of this match? cos im desperate to see it but cant cos got a family thing and dont have sky sports personally to record it! i think my only hope is if someone records the whole game and uploads it to the internet or is able to send me a copy of it! does anyone know if this is possible? i was at this match and id love to see the return leg!give me an email please with any suggestions, thanks very much!bunceridesagain@hotmail.com

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BC22 December 09, 2008 11:10 pm

Looks like a good game. Are we going to get to see highlights from Glasgow vs Bath as well?

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BC22 December 09, 2008 11:10 pm

Looks like a good game. Are we going to get to see highlights from Glasgow vs Bath as well?

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Anonymous December 09, 2008 11:32 pm

surely ospreys highlights were THE highlights of the weekend?

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Anonymous December 09, 2008 11:32 pm

surely ospreys highlights were THE highlights of the weekend?

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Anonymous December 10, 2008 5:40 am

great triesPoor defenceGlasgow vs Bath highlights would be greatly appreciated

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Anonymous December 10, 2008 5:40 am

great triesPoor defenceGlasgow vs Bath highlights would be greatly appreciated

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Kerivoula December 10, 2008 7:50 am

Great Leicester scrum, fantastic push-over try, I haven't seen one as good as that for many years.Really great comments as well, Osprey's fans: incisive, relevant, fascinating to read....

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Kerivoula December 10, 2008 7:50 am

Great Leicester scrum, fantastic push-over try, I haven't seen one as good as that for many years.Really great comments as well, Osprey's fans: incisive, relevant, fascinating to read....

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T. December 10, 2008 12:34 pm

two magnific scrums!!!

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T. December 10, 2008 12:34 pm

two magnific scrums!!!

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Anonymous December 10, 2008 12:37 pm

surely the scrum shud have been reset or a penaulty to perpignan for julian white standing up?poor referreing

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Anonymous December 10, 2008 12:37 pm

surely the scrum shud have been reset or a penaulty to perpignan for julian white standing up?poor referreing

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boomshanka December 10, 2008 9:37 pm

holy defences batman

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boomshanka December 10, 2008 9:37 pm

holy defences batman

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Anonymous December 16, 2008 12:32 pm

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Anonymous December 16, 2008 12:32 pm

Video was deleted

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Anonymous December 19, 2008 2:51 am

F*UCK Mediazone...People in north america can't watch their highlights or anything anymore, and now they're taking their clips off here. I hope they go out of business.

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Anonymous December 19, 2008 2:51 am

F*UCK Mediazone...People in north america can't watch their highlights or anything anymore, and now they're taking their clips off here. I hope they go out of business.

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