Worcester Warriors edge out Leicester Tigers 17-13 to boost their survival chances

Duncan Weir kicked seven points
Duncan Weir kicked seven points

Worcester Warriors 17-13 Leicester Tigers, Sixways

Worcester Warriors' chances of avoiding a relegation in the ongoing season of the Gallagher Premiership has taken a major boost as they edged out Leicester Tigers 17-13 at Sixways on Sunday.

The win means Worcester now have moved to the 10th position with 26 points which is nine more than bottom placed Newcastle Falcons while the Tigers at at ninth with 30 points.

The opening 25 minutes saw Duncan Weir and Matt Toomua trade penalties as the score reached 3-3. The visitors went ahead before the break when Jonah Holmes intercepted a pass to score the opening try in the 30th minute following which Toomua kicked the conversion that made the scoreline 3-10 at the end of the first half.

The Warriors had a better start to the second half when Francois Venter found a large gap in Leicester's defence before finding Francois Hougaard, who touched down in the 46th minute and Weir followed with the extras to level the scores 10-10.

Replacement Tom Hardwick kicked a 66th minute penalty goal to provide a slender three point lead for the visitors before Tom Howe made most of a brilliant pass from Chris Pennell to complete a 17-13 victory.

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