Leicester Tigers keep play-off hopes alive with a 5-34 win over Worcester

Telusa Veainu scored two tries for Leicester
Telusa Veainu scored two tries for Leicester
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Worcester Warriors 5-34 Leicester Tigers, Sixways
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Leicester Tigers kept their hopes of play-off alive with a 5-34 bonus point victory over Worcester Warriors in their Aviva Premiership encounter at Sixways on Sunday.

The win has taken Leicester Tigers to the fifth position with 47 points while Worcester Warriors continue to remain at 11th place.

It took Leicester Tigers just 12 minutes to get their first points on the board when Telusa Veainu breached a number of Worcester defenders to send Sam Harrison deep into the opposition 22 and eventually Jonah Holmes went past the line to score the opening try.

Worcester suffered a setback when Ryan Mills left the field with an injury but they overcame the setback when Alafoti Faosiliva crashed past the line a minute later to level the scores 5-5. The visitors still regained the lead when prop Bateman brushed aside weak tackles from Van Velze and Josh Adams to score, with Toomua’s conversion giving the visitors a 12-5 half-time lead.

Toomua further extended Leicester's lead to 10 points with an early penalty in the second half but the real carnage came in the final 12 minutes when Telusa Veainu (68' and 79') and Manu Tuilagi (77') scoring tries to complete the 5-34 bonus point victory.

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