Worcester complete historic win over Leicester Tigers

Chris Pennell helped Worcester to an overdue win at Leicester
Chris Pennell helped Worcester to an overdue win at Leicester
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Leicester Tigers 27-31 Worcester Warriors, Welford Road
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Josh Adams scored a double as Worcester Warriors went on to complete a historic 27-31 win over Leicester Tigers in their Aviva Premiership face-off at Welford Road on Saturday.

This is also Worcester's first win over Leicester at Welford Road in 122 years. Worcester Warriors had a dream start to the game with Alafoti Faosiliva crossing over in the third minute before Adams too went past the line. A conversion from Chris Pennell meant the visitors scored 12 unanswered points.

Leicester Tigers finally managed to pull back one with Michael Fitzgerald diving past the line while Joe Ford kicked a conversion and a penalty to bring down the gap to two points before Adams scored his fifth try in four games to help Worcester Warriors stretch the lead to 10-19.

As the half time was nearing, Sam Harrison scored Leicester's second try as they headed into the second half with a 17-19 scoreline.

Worcester continued to show intent at the start of the second half with Jack Singleton crashing past the post to complete their fourth try and a conversion from Pennell made it 17-26.

An infringement from Nic Schonert saw him sin-binned in the 63rd minute and Ford's penalty kick brought down the gap to six points but a 72nd minute try from Ryan Mills provided Worcester a breathing space of 11 point lead.

Even though a Gareth Owen try in the 78th minute followed by a conversion from Ford reduced the deficit to four points, Worcester Warriors held on to their lead as they completed a historic victory.

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