Leicester Tigers complete 20-28 bonus point victory over Saracens

Manu Tuilagi scored Leicester’s first try against Saracens
Manu Tuilagi scored Leicester’s first try against Saracens

Saracens 20-28 Leicester Tigers, Allianz Park

Leicester Tigers overcame a double from Max Malins as they went on to beat Saracens 20-28 in their Aviva Premiership encounter at Allianz Park on Sunday.

The bonus point win has taken Leicester Tigers to seventh place in the table while Saracens are struck at second place, trailing Exeter Chiefs by four points.

Leicester Tigers suffered an early setback when Gareth Owens left the field in the first minute with a shoulder injury but Manu Tuilagi got them on track with a ninth minute try that was converted by Matt Toomua.

Even though Ben Spencer replied back with two penalties in the 25th and 36th minutes, Leicester completely dominated the first half scoring two further tries from with prop Greg Bateman (32') and Telusa Veainu (35') and with Toomua converting both, the visitors ended the first half with a 6-21 lead.

With both the teams failing to score a point in the third quarter, Leicester managed to claim the bonus point when Jonah Holmes went past the line in the 64th minute.

Malins led a late fightback from the Sarries with back to back tries in the 68th and 79th minutes - with the second one coming following a sin-bin to Leicester replacement Michele Rizzo for killing the ball, the damage was too much to handle for Mark McCall's men in the first half as they succumbed to an eight point defeat.

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