Leicester bounce back in LV Cup against Exiles

Ed Slater will miss two months of rugby

Leicester Tigers recovered from last week’s Anglo Welsh LV Cup loss to Saracens by beating London Irish 22-15 at Welford Road.


Trailing 19-8 with 11 minutes left at Welford Road, the Exiles threw everything at Tiger – who were down to 14 men – and scored their second try of the afternoon to reduce the deficit to four points.


But young fly-half George Ford sealed victory with his fifth penalty of the game, taking his tally to 17 points.


Lock Rob Andrew scored Leicester’s only try, while Irish scored two through Anthony Watson and Tom Homer.


Final Score Leicester 22 (13) London Irish 15 (8)


Scorers


Leicester Tigers
Tries: Andrew
Penalties: Ford 5
Conversions: Ford


London Irish
Tries: Watson, Homer
Penalties: Humphreys
Conversions: Humphreys


Teams


London Wasps: 15 Hugo Southwell (c), 14 Jack Wallace, 13 Elliot Daly, 12 Chris Bell, 11 Tom Varndell, 10 Tommy Bell, 9 Jonah Holmes, 8 Ashley Johnson, 7 Matt Everard, 6 Sam Jones, 5 Josh Brown, 4 James Cannon, 3 Phil Swainston, 2 Tom Lindsay, 1 Simon McIntyre.


Replacements: 16 Nathan Morris, 17 Tim Payne, 18 Will Taylor, 19 Dave Hughes, 20 James Haskell, 21 Charlie Davies, 22 Lee Thomas, 23 Chris Mayor.


Worcester Warriors: 15 Errie Claassens, 14 Nikki Walker, 13 Alex Grove, 12 Jon Clarke, 11 Andy Short, 10 Joe Carlisle, 9 Jonny Arr, 8 Blair Cowan, 7 Jake Abbott, 6 Richard de Carpentier, 5 Craig Gillies, 4 Dean Schofield (c), 3 Rob O’Donnell, 2 Ollie Hayes, 1 Ceri Jones,


Replacements: 16 Ed Shervington, 17 Ryan Furniss, 18 James Currie, 19 Chris Jones, 20 Neil Best, 21 Paul Hodgson, 22 Andy Goode, 23 Ben Howard.

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