Leicester Tiger Twelvetrees sinks London Wasps

Billy Twelvetrees scored all of Leicester’s points as the Tigers outplayed London Wasps in their 29-11 Aviva Premiership rugby victory at Welford Road on Saturday.

Twelvetrees scored two tries, two conversions and five penalties in the victory which took

The last team to beat Leicester in the Premiership was Harlequins when they visited Welford Road on the 8th of October.

England caretaker coach Stuart Lancaster, who was in the stands with forwards coach Graham Rowntree, will be concerned about the fitness of Ben Youngs after he took a knock and received medical attention in the final quarter.

The foundation of Leicester Tigers’ victory was their superiority in the line outs which led to Tom Croft being named man of the match.

Twelvetrees filled in at fly-half in place of injured England pivot Toby Flood
to produce a virtuoso performance, scoring two tries and adding 19 points with
the boot in a comprehensive win.

Wasps’ points came from a Nic Berry try which gave Wasps a fleeting 8-3 lead
early in the first half before Leicester took a strangehold on the game.

The result sees Leicester go level on points with third placed Northampton,
who had downed Premiership leaders Harlequins on Friday, while Wasps remain
second from bottom.

Wasps took an early lead when Elliot Daly kicked a penalty goal, but the scores
were level within ten minutes when Twelvetress replied in kind for the hosts.

The game’s first try came on 14 minutes courtesy of Berry’s break down the blindside
from the ruck. The conversion was missed meaning the score remained 3-8 and
Twelvetrees reduced the deficit to two with his second penalty of the match
at the end of the first quarter.

The Tigers then took the lead and it was that man Twelvetrees who again provided
the points. His expertly crafted try, which he converted, put Leicester 13-8
up before sides traded further penalties before the interval.

There was a slow start to the second half, with the only points in the first
30 minutes following the restart coming from the boot of Twelvetrees.

He struck on 50 minutes and then on the hour to strech Leicester’s lead, and
the victory was ensured when Twelvetrees crossed for his second try of the match
on 72 minutes.

His final conversion of the evening, which maintained his 100percent record
with the boot, put Leicester 29-11 up and there would be no way back in to the
game for Wasps.

The final score probably doesn’t fairly reflect the endeavor of the visitors,
whose cause wasn’t helped when Tim Payne was dispatched to the sin-bin in the
second half.

Final Score Leicester 29 (16 ) Wasps 11 (11)


Leicester Tigers
Tries: Twelvetrees 2
Penalties: Twelvetrees 5
Conversions: Twelvetrees 2

London Wasps
Tries: Berry
Penalties: Daly, Davis

Man of the match: Tom Croft.

Attendance: 21,310

Referee: Tim Wigglesworth (43rd Premiership game)


Leicester Tigers :15 Geordan Murphy (c) , 14 Horacio Agulla , 13 Matt Smith , 12 Anthony Allen , 11 Alesana Tuilagi , 10 Billy Twelvetrees , 9 Ben Youngs , 1 Boris Stankovich , 2 George Chuter , 3 Dan Cole , 4 Steve Mafi , 5 Geoff Parling , 6 Tom Croft , 7 Julian Salvi , 8 Thomas Waldrom

Replacements , 16 Rob Hawkins , 17 Julian White , 18 Logoviii Mulipola , 19 Ed Slater , 20 Ben Woods , 21 Sam Harrison , 22 Jeremy Staunton , 23 Scott Hamilton

London Wasps:15 Hugo Southwell , 14 Tom Varndell , 13 Elliot Daly , 12 Riki Flutey , 11 Richard Haughton , 10 Ryan Davis , 9 Nic Berry , 1 Tim Payne , 2 Rob Webber , 3 Ben Br

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