Edinburgh rocked by Mele kick

Edinburgh Rugby 10

Leicester Tigers 11

Greenyards rugby fans enjoyed a thrilling friendly as Edinburgh almost grabbed a win over top side Leicester, only to see it snatched away at the last kick of the game.

Tigers opened the scoring through Logovi’i Mulipola. The conversion by Fred Burns was missed, but he stroked over a later penalty.

The Scots missed out on a penalty chance, however, Edinburgh flanker Roddy Grant, formerly of Gala, touched down after his pack put in a huge push from a line-out, Tonks converting to make it 7-8 at half-time.

In a second half that was physically demanding on both sides, replacement stand-off Tom Heathcoate’s penalty looked like it had given Edinburgh the win.

But David Mele’s penalty, deep into injury time, snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.