London Irish make Worcester wait for first victory

London Irish’s Sailosi Tagicakibau scored a try three minutes from time which secured a victory for the Exiles.

 

All Blacks centre Sam Tuitupou marked his Premiership debut with a top quality try but it was not enough to give Worcester Warriors their first league victory of the season as they lost 23-16 to London Irish.

 

Irish snatched victory with three minutes to go when winger Sailosi Tagicakibau scored a breakaway try in the left-hand corner, converted by full-back Delon Armitage.

 

Armitage also kicked three penalties and converted a David Paice try for Irish while Shane Drahm notched 11 points with the boot for Worcester.

Final Score London Irish 23 Worcester 16


Scorers


London Irish (10) 23
Try: Paice, Tagicakibau
Pens: Armitage (3)
Cons: Armitage (2)



Worcester (6) 16
Try: Tuitupou
Pens: Drahm (3)
Cons: Drahm


Teams


London Irish: D Armitage, Ojo, Tiesi, Mapusua, Tagicakibau, Geraghty, Richards, Dermody, Paice, Skuse, Kennedy, Casey (capt), Danaher, S Armitage, Murphy.
Replacements: Lea’aetoa, Mackie, Hudson, Thorpe, Leguizamon, Hodgson, Hickey.


Worcester: Pennell, Gear, Rasmussen, Tuitupou, Garvey, Drahm, Powell, Mullan, Lutui, Taumoepeau, Bowley, Gillies, Talei, Sanderson (c), Horstmann.
Replacements:Morris, Fortey, Murphy, Hickey, Arr, Crichton, Delport.

 

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