Breaking news - Tigers U11s do Italian job

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Lurgan Tigers have scored a huge success on their P7 Milan Rugby Tour - winning the entire tournament.

Despite facing some physically larger boys the Tigers were undaunted roaring into action against a mixed team of boys and girls to win 7-0.

Their second match was against Genova and was a much tighter affair but Genova simply couldn't cope with Lurgan's rucking skills and the Tigers ran out 3-0 winners.

The third match was against Chieri who were another big Italian side but the boys were on a roll now and smashed into the tackles and rucks to such an extent that Chieri couldn't cope with the Tigers and the flying backs soon began to score the tries.

In match four they were up against Asti, again a physically impressive side. Again this was a very close match with Asti providing the Lurgan boys with their hardest match yet. With no scrums or line-outs the rugby was very fast and furious and the boys were beginning to feel the heat.

Tom obviously felt he had a point to prove against the bigger opposition and blasted over for the crutial first try and this seemed to give the boys belief. A very slick back line move then resulted in a great team try for Ben and there was no way back for Asti.

So that was four straight wins for the Tigers and not a try conceded!

We're still awaiting a full report on the knockout stages but reports from Milan confirmed the boys have 'only gone and won the entire tournament'!

Full report in the print edition of the 'MAIL' on Thursday.