Goode breaks record as Leicester beat Sarries

Leicester got back to winning ways in Saturday when they beat Saracens by 36 points to 23 at Welford Road and Leicester fly half broke a premiership record.


Tigers fly-half Andy Goode became the highest scorer in Guinness Premiership history. He surpassed Jonny Wilkinson’s previous record of 1,413 points as he kicked 21 of Leicester’s 36 points.


Leicester were actually down at the break but they fired back at Saracens with three tries the first coming from Seru Rabeni


Dan Scarborough scored the only try of the first half which saw them leading at 9-13. .


Another Guinness Premiership record fell in the match as Kris Chesney made his 194th Premiership appearance, taking him above Simon Shaw and Neal Hatley.


Saracens director of rugby Alan Gaffney spoke after the match and said, “We were very good with ball in hand, but we didn’t get ball in hand long enough. I think we had the ball once in the first 20 minutes of the second half.


“Leicester were on the front foot and they are hard to deal with when they are on the front foot. Leicester were very, very good and then we fought back. We got it back to 26-23 and were definitely back in it.


“But we conceded a penalty and made a horrendous error. I thought we deserved a point at the end. The lads showed a lot of courage and commitment.”


“It was very important to win.” Leicester head coach Marcelo Loffreda told the BBC.


“We were really frustrated after last week’s game at Worcester and this gives us some momentum and confidence to take into next week’s game.


“We will have to improve, but this is a step in the right direction.


“Andy Goode improved a lot from last week. He kept his concentration. I’m pleased with all the players because it was a very tough game.”


Final score Leicester 36-23 Saracens (h/t 9-13)


Scorers


Leicester
Tries: Rabeni, Tuilagi, Varndell
Con: Goode 3
Pen: Goode 4
Drop-goal: Goode

Saracens
Tries: Scarbrough, Russell
Con: Jackson 2
Pen: Jackson 3


Teams


Leicester:


J Murphy, Varndell, Hipkiss, Rabeni, Tuilagi, Goode, Ellis, Ayerza, Davies, White, L Deacon, Corry, B Deacon, Pienaar, Crane.
Replacements: Stankovich, Kayser, Gillanders, Moreno, Laussucq, O Smith, Humphreys.


Saracens:


B. Russell, Haughton, Scarbrough, Farrell, Ratuvou, Jackson, de Kock, Lloyd, Kyriacou, Johnson, Jack, Vyvyan, Chesney, Hill, Skirving.
Replacements: Penney, Rauluni, Cairns, Visagie, Barrell, Ryder, Powell.

 

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