MX23RW : Thursday, October 18 10:07:33
Dec 5, 2015 at 3pm UK at ​Sixways Stadium
WorcesterWorcester Warriors
20-29
Leicester Tigers
Olivier (13'), Cox (21')
FT
Kitchener (36'), Veainu (51'), try (72'), McCaffrey (79')

Result: Leicester Tigers come from behind to beat Worcester Warriors

Leicester Tigers come from 17-0 down to beat 14-man Worcester Warriors 29-20 in the Aviva Premiership.

Leicester Tigers overturned a 17-0 deficit against 14-man Worcester Warriors to claim a 29-20 win in the Aviva Premiership this afternoon.

The Warriors made a bright start to the match, as Tom Heathcote got the ball out to Wynand Olivier from a scrum for an early try, before Matt Cox added a second.

Graham Kitchener kept the visitors in the game at half time though, powering over the line against his old club for Leicester's first points of the match shortly before the interval.

Having already had a spell in the sin bin during the first half, Donncha O'Callaghan found himself heading back to the dressing room early in the second half as he collapsed the maul, earning himself a second yellow.

Worcester were reduced to 13 men soon after as Gareth Milasinovich was shown a yellow card just three minutes after coming off the replacements bench.

Leicester made the most of Worcester's discipline issues, with Telusa Veainu closing the gap with a second try of the afternoon for the visitors, before a penalty try inside the final 10 minutes handed the Tigers the lead for the first time in the match.

Lachlan McCaffrey sealed the bonus point and put the win beyond doubt with seconds remaining for Leicester, claiming a chip forward before powering across the line.

The result leaves Leicester second in the table, while Worcester sit 10th following a fourth loss in five matches.

Share this article now:
Manu Tuilagi of Leicester is tackled by Adam Powell (L) and Josh Furno (R) of Newcastle during the Aviva Premiership match on September 6, 2014
Read Next:
Wasps, Worcester offer Tuilagi contract?
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account