Leicester Tigers climb to third with 13-30 win over Newcastle Falcons

George Ford helped Leicester to victory
George Ford helped Leicester to victory
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Newcastle Falcons 13-30 Leicester Tigers, Kingston Park
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George Ford contributed with 15 points as Leicester Tigers managed to beat Newcastle Falcons 13-30 to rise to the third position in the ongoing season of the Aviva Premiership.

Newcastle Falcons headed into the game with four wins from six matches and were hoping to present their skipper Will Welch with a win on his 200th appearance for the club.

However, it was the Tigers, who opened their account first when fullback Telusa Veainu danced past the post in the 10th minute and was followed by Ben Youngs seven minutes later. Ford slotted the conversion on both the occasions. In between the two tries from the visitors, Toby Flood kicked a penalty to get Newcastle off the mark.

The Falcons made a late comeback in the first half when Vereniki Goneva went past the line and Flood's conversion and penalty on either side of the half time brought the game in balance with the difference down to one point.

Nevertheless, Leicester stepped up the accelerator in the third quarter as Ford kicked three successive penalties and Jonny May, who has been in terrific form also crossed over to complete a 13-30 victory but were denied an extra bonus point.

Leicester Tigers are positioned third in the table while the Falcons slipped to seventh.

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