Early show of strength gets Le­ices­ter over line

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Sport - - SPORT | RACING -

LE­ICES­TER claimed a first Aviva Premier­ship vic­tory of the sea­son af­ter a dom­i­nant open­ing 40 min­utes sunk Glouces­ter at Welford Road.

The Tigers had never lost their open­ing three games of a Premier­ship cam­paign, but Eng­land scrum-half Ben Youngs’ early try dou­ble and a Nick Malouf touch­down left Glouces­ter reel­ing, while Ge­orge Ford kicked nine points.

The west-coun­try club ral­lied af­ter half-time as prop Josh Hoh­neck pow­ered over for a try that Billy Twel­ve­trees con­verted, and he also kicked a penalty, yet Le­ices­ter were good value for the 24-10 win.

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