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Leicester Tigers bounced back from last week’s loss by edging Newcastle Falcons 13-14 at Kingston Park the Aviva Premiership.
Newcastle almost snatched the victory with a late break from Vereneki Goneva and then again with a disallowed Temm try in the corner and again with a late drop goal attempt.
The victory is Leicester’s second from three matches this season.
Final Score Newcastle Falcons (10) 13 Leicester Tigers (8) 14
Tries – Socino
Pen – Delany, Hodgson
Con – Delany
Tries – Fitzgerald
Pen – Burns 3
Referee: JP Doyle.
Newcastle: Hammersley; Goneva, Waldouck, Socino, Sinoti; Delany, Takulua; Lockwood, Lawson, Welsh, Green, Olmstead, Wilson, Welch (capt), Hogg.
Replacements: Sowrey, Vickers, Ryan, Witty, Temm, Young, Hodgson, Agulla.
Leicester: Tait (capt); Veainu, Betham, Williams, Pietersen; Burns, B. Youngs; Genge, McGuigan, Cole, Fitzgerald, Kitchener, Williams, O’Connor, Hamilton.
Replacements: T. Youngs, Ayerza, Bateman, Slater, Evans, Kitto, Roberts, Thompstone.
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