Monday, May 11, 2009
The Leicester Tigers booked their place in the Guinness Premiership final after they beat Bath comfortably at the Walkers Stadium on Saturday. The 24-10 win means that they will travel to Twickenham, to face London Irish in the final.
Tries by Sam Vesty, Dan Hipkiss, and Lewis Moody, as well as 12 points from the boot of Julien Dupuy, completed the fairly emphatic victory.
Fierce rivals all season, theyve met four times, with Leicester winning three of those.
Some felt that Bath would have the edge on this occasion, as Leicester came off that gruelling Heineken Cup Semi last weekend.
The Tigers are a quality outfit though, and will probably be favourites to lift the trophy come next weekend in their fifth consecutive Guinness Premiership final appearance.
Martin Corry announced his retirement in an emotional farewell which included a lap of honour for the former England captain. His side will no doubt be determined to send him off in style next weekend.