Apr 14, 2013 at 3.45pm UK at ​Welford Road
Leicester Tigers

Result: Leicester Tigers ease past London Wasps

Leciester Tigers' Toby Flood runs away to score the first try of the match against Harlequins on February 16, 2013
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Leicester Tigers keep the pressure on Aviva Premiership leaders Saracens with a 35-16 win against London Wasps this afternoon.

Leicester Tigers have eased to a 35-16 victory over London Wasps in the Aviva Premiership this afternoon.

Tries from Ben Youngs, Graham Kitchener and Rob Hawkins saw the home side take a 21-6 lead at half time, having dominated the opening 40 minutes.

Wasps found themselves down to 14 men at the start of the second half, as Tom Bell was sent to the sin bin, allowing Youngs to add his second try of the match.

Adam Thompstone bagged Leicester's fifth, with the hosts threatening to run riot, but Elliot Daly took advantage of a rare attacking move by the visitors to halt Tigers.

However, Wasps were unable to reduce their opponents' lead further, with Tigers defending well in the final 10 minutes.

The win leaves Leicester second in the table, four points behind league leaders Saracens, while Wasps remain eighth.

Richard Cockerill
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