Unlucky Sheffield Tigers pipped at post

Rugby Union
Rugby Union

SHEFFIELD Tigers were proud in defeat last weekend.

They declared that they had “gone down with all guns blazing” in the 27-26 National League 2 North defeat at Preston Grasshoppers.

Seventy-placed Tigers outscored the home side by four tries to three - and narrowly failed to win it in the last six minutes - returning across the Pennines with two points.

Bonuses other than a strong second half comeback were that number eight Nick Pearson returned after three months out with injury and illness. Neil Patrick also made his debut in the second-row.

Now the focus is on getting a victory, their next match is Saturday, another road trip, to Bromsgrove.

Sheffield RUFC pulled off a significant 17-13 victory at Wheatley Hills. They are now one place and two points behind Wheatley in North 1 East. Sheffield travel to Middlesbrough on Saturday.