Injury-ravaged Leicester staged a pulsating second-half comeback to open their Heineken Cup campaign with a 32-32 draw against Ospreys at Welford Road.
The Tigers, already decimated by injuries, lost four more key players before kick-off and found themselves 26-8 down late in the first half.
The Ospreys had stormed ahead with tries from Shane Williams and Tommy Bowe, plus a faultless kicking performance from teenage fly-half Dan Biggar, who finished with 22 points.
Leicester's changing room may have resembled a scene from MASH, but nothing could damage their age-old fighting spirit as the Tigers mounted a dramatic comeback.
Man of the match Billy Twelvetrees added to Johne Murphy's early try, before Argentinian winger Lucas Amorosino and then Jeremy Staunton earned the Tigers a share of the spoils and a four-try bonus point.
Leicester have not lost at Welford Road in more than a year, and the Ospreys will be kicking themselves at letting such a golden opportunity slip through their fingers.
England Under-18 head coach John Fletcher insists his young side will be better for the experience after beating Italy in the bronze final to round out their 2015 Rugby Europe U18 Championship campaign in style.