Leicester Tigers snatches victory from Bath in close contest

Freddie Burns kicked 11 points for Leicester
Freddie Burns kicked 11 points for Leicester

Leicester Tigers 21 - 20 Bath Rugby

Leicester Tigers successfully managed to begin their Anglo-Welsh campaign with a victory as they edged out Bath by one-point on Friday.

Leicester Tigers, who started the first half well,  struggled with their second half performance and later held their nerve following Dan Bowden's try in the 75th minute to ensure a 21-20 win.

It was Bath, who had the points on board first with fly half Adam Hastings scoring a penalty in the third minute closely followed by wing Jack Wilson's try, six minutes later.

However, it was all Leicester Tigers in the remaining of the first half with flanker Luke Hamilton and wing George Catchpole crossing the line while fly-half Freddie Burns contributed with five points as they took a 8-15 lead at half time.

Burns further stretched the lead to 13 points following two more penalties in the second half following which Leicester Tigers were reduced to 14 men temporarily with replacement Pat Cilliers sin-binned, which was capitalised by Bath wing Jeff Williams as he reduced the gap to eight points.

Bath further applied pressure with Bowden strolling across the post in the 74th minute and Hastings adding the extras but eventually fell short by one-point.


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