LONDON IRISH head coach Toby Booth refused to show remorse for not shutting up shop as the Exiles squandered an Aviva Premiership victory and a losing bonus point against Leicester yesterday.
Tom Croft’s last-gasp breakaway try put the gloss on a 41-32 Tigers win at the Madejski Stadium, after Irish had led 32-31 with just five minutes left, following three long-range penalties from Tom Homer.
A Toby Flood penalty had then forced the hosts to chase the game and defeat, along with failure to secure a bonus point, means that, with just four matches remaining, their hopes of a Heineken Cup spot look over.
Booth said: “We wanted to go and win the game even when we were ahead, not just hang on. We gave Leicester a very good test of their mettle and got ourselves on the front foot which is very encouraging.”
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