Apr 12, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​Welford Road
Leicester Tigers
Tuilagi (18', 47'), Goneva (40'), Mele (77')
Thompson (27'), Bell (71')

Result: Leicester Tigers too strong for London Wasps

Leicester Tigers close in on a playoff place with a 27-15 win over London Wasps in the Aviva Premiership.

Leicester Tigers have beaten London Wasps 27-15 to all but secure their place in the Aviva Premiership playoffs.

Manu Tuilagi of   breaks with the ball during the Aviva Premiership match between Leicester Tigers and London Wasps at Welford Road on April 12, 2014© Getty Images

The match was close in the first half as Guy Thompson cancelled out an early effort from Manu Tuilagi, leaving the visitors just four points down at the break.

Tuilagi was able to add a second after half time, while Vereniki Goneva and David Mele also found the try line to help Leicester open up their advantage.

Elliot Daly tried to give the visitors some late hope with a chip down field, but the hosts were able to collect it to end the danger.

The result leaves the defending champions third in the table, nine points clear of fifth-placed Harlequins.

David Mele of Leicester dives over for a try during the Aviva Premiership match between Leicester Tigers and Exeter Chiefs at Welford Road on March 23, 2014
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