Burns kick Leicester Tigers to Anglo-Welsh triumph

Leicester's Freddie Burns kicks a penalty during the Anglo-Welsh Cup final win over Exeter.
Leicester's Freddie Burns kicks a penalty during the Anglo-Welsh Cup final win over Exeter.
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Exeter Chiefs 12 - 16 Leicester Tigers, Twickenham Stoop

Fly-half Freddie Burns contributed with 11 points as Leicester Tigers overcame late resurgence from Exeter Chiefs to win the Anglo-Welsh Cup final by 12-16 at Twickenham Stoop on Sunday.

This is also Leicester Tigers first trophy since they won the 2012/13 season of Aviva Premiership where they defeated Northampton Saints in the final.

Burns started the proceedings for Leicester Tigers with a 12th minute penalty but Exeter Chiefs bounced back with a try from James Short three minutes later.

The visitors claimed back the lead when wing Tom Brady crossed over in the 18th minute and was followed by a conversion and a penalty from Burns to take Leicester Tigers to a 5-16 lead at half time. Exeter Chiefs suffered a minor setback at the stroke of half-time when Shaun Malton was sin-binned.

The problems compounded for Exeter Chiefs as Joe Simmonds missed his second penalty while a try from scrum half Jack Maunder was ruled out by the TMO for a deliberate knock on from Julian Salvi earlier.

Chiefs looked threatening after the return of Malton as the third quarter went without a point and at the stroke of full time, Sam Simmons strolled past the post in the 77th minute allowing replacement Will Hooley with the extras. However, Leicester Tigers ensured no slip up as they completed a four point victory to win the Anglo-Welsh Cup.

 
 

LV= Cup 2014/15 - Points Table