Dec 8, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​Welford Road
Leicester Tigers
41-32
MontpellierMontpellier
Goneva (3'), Benjamin (12', 14'), Gibson (61')
FT
Gorgodze (28'), Nagusa (39'), Berard (66', 78')

Result: Leicester Tigers clinch thriller against Montpellier

Leicester Tigers secure a 41-32 win over Montpellier to remain second in their Heineken Cup pool.

Leicester Tigers have claimed a 41-32 win over Montpellier in an action-packed Heineken Cup match.

Leicester Tigers' Miles Benjamin runs in to score a try against Montpellier during their Heineken Cup match on December 8, 2013© Getty Images

The hosts got off to a lightening fast start, scoring three tries inside the opening 15 minutes, including two in the space of two minutes for Miles Benjamin.

However, the French side got themselves back into contention before the break as Mamuka Gorgodze and Timoci Nagusa capitalised from a strong spell of possession to both add tries, leaving the visitors just six points back at half time.

Toby Flood ensured that the Tigers increased their lead again, as he kicked three second-half penalties, while Jamie Gibson crossed the whitewash for another Leicester try.

Pierre Berard gave the visitors some late hope, grabbing a brace of tries inside the final 15 minutes, but they could not prevent the Aviva Premiership champions from securing the win.

The result leaves Leicester in second place in pool five, while Montpellier remain third.

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