League Club reaches national cup final
University of Leicester Rugby League Club made history recently by reaching
the final of the BUSA National Cup for the first time.
With two student internationals in their ranks, the team had high hopes of
lifting the trophy when they faced the University of Wales Institute Cardiff (UWIC)
in the final at Birmingham University on Wednesday, April 2.
However, UWIC were very strong in the first half and managed to go into the
break with a healthy 18 - 6 lead. To their credit, Leicester showed great
determination and fought back well in the second half to give UWIC a few
nervous moments, but were unable to claw back the deficit, eventually losing
28 - 14.
TEAM SPIRIT: Above: Team captains with referee, right: University of
Leicester's Rugby League team.
Captain Ross Carter was proud of his team's performance, "It's a
great achievement for the club to make the final in this national
competition for the first time. All of our players worked extremely
hard over the course of the season to get there and it shows the
quality of Rugby League at Leicester. Hopefully next time we can go
one better and lift the trophy".
University of Leicester Rugby League Club
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Last updated: 7 April 2003 16:55
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