North Walsham handed Leicester Tigers second chance

North Walsham Under-10s thought they had missed out on a dream trip to play at the home of Premiership giants Leicester Tigers.

The Walsham lads were recently edged out in the final of the recent Prima Cup regional festival at Swaffham.

After winning their group with wins over Colchester, Diss and West Norfolk, North Walsham thrashed Cambridge four tries to nil to reach the semi-final where they drew with Ipswich, but went out because their opponents scored first.

Now, however, the club have been contacted by the Tigers and invited, along with three other unlucky regional losers, to play in a Prima Cup Bowl event at Welford Road on January 22 as a curtain-raiser to the Tigers' Heineken Cup match against Treviso.

Tigers have strong links to the area with their regular coaching clinics.