Hill, Weir leads Worcester Warriors to 37-44 win over Leicester Tigers

Duncan Weir contributed with 22 points
Duncan Weir contributed with 22 points

Leicester Tigers 37-44 Worcester Warriors, Welford Road

Ted Hill and Duncan Weir scored doubles as Worcester Warriors went on to register their first win in the ongoing Gallagher Premiership with a 37-44 victory over Leicester Tigers at Welford Road on Sunday.

The win has taken Worcester Warriors to ninth place in the table with eight points while the Tigers are at seventh position with nine points.

Duncan Weir got Worcester Warriors off to a flying start with back to back converted tries in the first five minutes before George Ford kicked two penalty goals to reduce the arrears to eight points.

Weir with his first maiden penalty goal in the 19th minute stretched the visitors lead to 11 points which became 16 when Jack Singleton crossed over in the 22nd minute for an unconverted try.

Even though, Guy Thompson hit back with a 27th minute try but Worcester went on to claim the bonus point in the first half with Chris Pennell touching down in the 34th minute. Weir missed out on the conversion but kicked another penalty goal to take the scoreline to 11-30 before the break.

The visitors were quick to get off the block after the break with Hill scoring the first of his two tries in the 53rd minute but Leicester Tigers made a tremendous comeback with four straight tries each from Jonny May (58'), David Denton (63'), Sione Kalamafoni (69') and Ford (76'). Ford also converted three out of the four tries as the scores were levelled 37-37 with four minutes left in the game.

However, the Warriors ensured they did not let things slip this time around as Hill scored the decisive try in the 79th minute that was improved by Weir to complete a 37-44 win.