Leicester Tigers overcome Sale Sharks to register 33-27 win

Joe Ford kicked two conversions and three penalties for the Tigers
Joe Ford kicked two conversions and three penalties for the Tigers

Leicester Tigers 33-27 Sale Sharks, Welford Road

Leicester Tigers scored two tries in the final quarter s they managed to comeback from behind to win the Aviva Premiership encounter against Sale Sharks 33-27 at Welford Road on Sunday.

With Leicester fullback Telusa Veainu sin-binned in the very first minute, Faf de Klerk kicked a penalty in the fourth minute to get Sale Sharks off the mark but the scores were levelled when Joe Ford kicked a penalty of his own in the ninth minute.

Ben Curry brought the visitors into the lead once again with a 15th-minute touchdown but was yellow carded eight minutes later for collapsing a maul that also resulted in a penalty try for Leicester Tigers. Building on the momentum, Ford kicked his second penalty to take the home side to a 11-8 lead.

After Mark Jennings and Ellis Genge traded tries in the 31st and 34th minutes respectively, Marland Yarde on his first outing for Sale Sharks crossed over to take his side to a 18-22 lead at half time.

Even though, Ford's third penalty in the 47th minute brought down the gap between the two teams to just one point, a 50th minute try from Jono Ross put Sale Sharks in a position of comfort with a six point lead.

With all to play out in the final quarter, Gareth Owen went past the line for Leicester Tigers in the 65th minute and a conversion from Ford took them to a one point lead. Any chances of Sale Sharks getting back into the game was put off when Yarde was sin-binned in the 73rd minute and Leicester Tigers sent winger Nick Malouf running in to complete a six point win.

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