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    Leicester v Bourgoin

    Not sure if its posted elsewhere but anyway here it is,good result for us,well that in that they didnt get the BP.Better if Bourgoin had won.Hopefully Bourgoin wont give a fiddlers by January in Geneva and a BP is picked up.

    Leicester Tigers kept their Heineken Cup campaign on track on Friday with a 13-28 win in Bourgoin, but having led 3-28 at the break, the Tigers will be disappointed not to have got more than just the win out of the match.

    <DIV =inlineads>@@@@SPAN id=intelliTXT>Victory tonight haskept them in the running for a quarter-final place and banished the memories of Ronan O'Gara's monstrous penalty at Welford Road in the last round.</DIV>
    England captain Martin Corry proved his well-being following his central role in the autumn internationals debacle by providing one of the Tigers' three first-half tries. This was a much needed win for Corry and his England team mates who have endured a rough time of late.
    The disappointing factor for both Corry and coach Pat Howard was that Leicester were unable to convert their first half advantage into a bonus point win, something that may come back to haunt them in what could well become a three horse race in the pool.
    With only the pool winners guaranteed of a place in the quarter finals bonus points could well prove decisive when the group stages come to an end in the new year. Howard will also be concerned with his sides total loss of discipline when the pressure was on in the final quarter.
    The Tigers started the game at great pace and produced arguably their best half of rugby this season, resulting in a commanding first half lead, one which they would ultimately never surrender. Although they gave it their best, having three players, Corry, Brett Deacon, and Andy Goode, all sin-binned in the closing stages.
    Corry was the first to be yellow-carded for killing the ball, and was soon followed by Deacon for dangerous play at the line out. No sooner had Corry returned to the fray Andy Goode was guilty of a deliberate knock on in his own 22 when Bourgoin had a three man overlap.
    But Leicester had a 28-3 lead to protect by then, thanks to tries from full-back Geordan Murphy and winger Tom Varndell to go with back-row forward Corry's score. It was a lead they needed as
    The Tigers, who have gone above Munster in the table after tonight's result, never seemed likely to let their advantage slip despite a Bourgoin fight back of sorts. However with a daunting away trip to Thomand Park still to come, as well as a home clash with Cardiff Blues, Howard will be keen to ensure his side don't self destruct in terms of discipline again.
    Bourgoin did stage a mini come back in the second half with tries from hooker Benoit Cabello and wing Jean-Francois Coux, but it was eventually a case of too little too late for the hosts. Bourgoin are still without a win in the pool and can no longer progress, however they will be out to salvage pride in their remaining fixtures.
    Despite failing to capture a bonus point Howard will know an away win in France is a rarity at this level, and for now will keep the Tigers European dreams alive@@@@/SPAN>
    Shaqtastic...29 points

    discussion on it here
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