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Report | Late score secures bonus-point win

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A last-minute try to Jasper Wiese helped Leicester Tigers to secure a bonus-point win over Gloucester Rugby in Round 20 of the 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership season on Sunday afternoon. 

While the game finished with 31 points on the Kingsholm scoreboard, 5-26, supporters were left stunned at the half-time break when the sides returned to the changing rooms level at 0-0.

The scoreless opening half was just the second in the professional era for Leicester and first time it has occurred in almost a decade for Tigers since Montpellier away in 2013.

Mike Brown, Julián Montoya, Ben Youngs and Wiese were the try-scorers for Leicester, while Handré Pollard added six points from the kicking tee with three from four attempts.

Match Details

HT ScoreHalf Time Score

GLO 0-0 LEI

FT ScoreFull Time Score

GLO 5-26 LEI

Attendance

Not available

Referee

Ian Tempest

Gloucester Rugby
Gloucester Rugby
5

Full Time

Leicester Tigers
Leicester Tigers
26
Gloucester Rugby
T
KOHTFT
Leicester Tigers
T
T
C
T
C
T
C

Match Stats

Gloucester Rugby
Leicester Tigers
Possession
45%
55%
Territory
39%
61%
Penalties Conceded
17
9
Yellow Cards
2
1
Red Cards
0
0
Tackles Won
177/215 82%
124/138 90%
Scrums Won
7/7 100%
10/10 100%
Lineouts Won
12/12 100%
17/19 89%

Player Stats

Gloucester Rugby
Leicester Tigers
Leicester Tigers
TCDP
15Mike Brown1T
14Harry Potter
13Matt Scott
12Guy Porter
11Harry Simmons
10Handre Pollard3C
9Ben Youngs1T
1Tom West
2Julian Montoya1T
3Joe Heyes
4Harry Wells
5Eli Snyman
6Hanro Liebenberg
7Olly Cracknell
8Jasper Wiese1T
16Charlie Clare
17James Cronin
18Will Hurd
19Cameron Henderson
20George Martin
21Emeka Ilione
22Tom Whiteley
23Charlie Atkinson

Commentary

FULL TIME IN GLOUCESTER

A try in the final stages of the game at Kingsholm secures a bonus-point victory over Gloucester Rugby to retain The Slater Cup.

CON | HANDRÉ POLLARD

Handré Pollard converts to make it a 21-point difference.

TRY | JASPER WIESE

After a lengthy check from the TMO, a try for Jasper is awarded to secure the four-try bonus-point!

CON | HANDRÉ POLLARD

Handré Pollard converts from in front, extending the lead to 14 with six minutes remaining.

TRY | BEN YOUNGS

Patience pays off and it's Ben Youngs who strikes, with a dummy and step before carrying a couple of Gloucester defenders with him over the home side's line.

SUB | LEICESTER TIGERS

Will Hurd is brought on in the front-row for Joe Heyes with just over 10 minutes remaining.

TRY | GLOUCESTER

The hosts have their first, cutting the deficit to seven points, after Jonny May goes over in the right-hand corner.

CON | HANDRÉ POLLARD

Handré Pollard adds the extra two, extending the lead to twelve points, after 61 minutes. 

TRY | JULIÁN MONTOYA

On the back of a maul from a lineout, 5m out from Gloucester's line, the skipper breaks away and dives over for Leicester's second on the hour mark.

SUB | LEICESTER TIGERS

James Cronin returns to league action after a lengthy layoff, replacing Tom West in the front-row. 

TRY | MIKE BROWN

Almost an hour after we go going, Mike Brown adds the first points with an unconventional try for the outside back as he crashes over from the back of a breakdown after a patient, phase-filled build-up from the visitors.

49

TIGERS DENIED

After back-to-back cynical infringements from Gloucester, Tigers look to have powered over from close range through Hanro Liebenberg. 

However, upon review by the TMO, it's ruled to have been a double-movement and Gloucester win the penalty on their own line.

47

IMMEDIATE IMPACT

George Martin, seconds after coming on to the field, bursts through the Gloucester defence on halfway and carries to deep inside the home side's half with a rampaging run. 

SUBS | LEICESTER TIGERS

A double change in the second row as George Martin and Cameron Henderson are brought on in place of Harry Wells and Eli Snyman.

SECOND-HALF GETS GOING

Gloucester get the game going again with a long re-start in to the Tigers half.

SCORELESS AT THE BREAK

The sides head back in to the changing rooms level, 0-0, after an entertaining first half at Kingsholm.

36

EVEN AGAIN

Leicester return to a full compliment with Harry Potter's return from a sin-bin, which the visitors managed to come through without any conceding. 

34

AGAIN, LEICESTER HOLD ON...

Gloucester, a man up, continue to throw everything at Tigers in attack but the visitors hold on and force an error from their hosts. 

29

TIGERS HOLD ON AND ON AND ON

Three successive penalties for the home side see them, throw it all at Leicester in attack, from just yards out, but Tigers hold on and hold Gloucester up to force a goal-line re-start.

YELLOW CARD | HARRY POTTER

Leicester down to 14 men for the next 10 minutes after Harry Potter is shown a yellow card for not retiring the 10m before attempting a tackle on Gloucester's attacker from a quick-tap. 

20

ATTRITIONAL OPENER

Both sides throwing everything into the opening quarter here in Kingsholm and, despite any work for the scoreboard attendant, there has been plenty to enjoy for those in attendance. 

17

SCOTT BREAKS AWAY

Matt Scott bursts through the Gloucester defence on halfway only to be brought down within inchesof the home side's line, but, is ruled to have lost possession. 

Scrum feed for the hosts on their own line.

15

POTTER PREVENTS CERTAIN SCORE

Gloucester with a serious overlap down the left, only 5m out from the Leicester line, have their attack brought to an end with an intercept from Harry Potter.

Ball is brought down and, from the breakdown, Ben Youngs clears to touch.

12

OPPORTUNITY MISSED

Leicester knock-on just inches from the Gloucester line, after opting for a quick tap from a penalty.

10

FIRST TIGERS CHANCE

A very, very long touch finder from a penalty on halfway by Handré Pollard is batted back in by Gloucester's Jonny May, but it travels dead, and offers a 5m scrum to Leicester.

5

EARLY CHANCES FOR GLAWS

Gloucester on the attack, deep inside the Leicester half, during the opening minutes of this one and - on the back of successive penalties - have line out opportunities just yards from the Tigers line.

However, the away side hold on and hold them out.

1

TIGERS GET IT GOING

Handré Pollard gets the game going with a long, deep kick in to Gloucester's half.

HERE WE GO ... AT KINGSHOLM!

We are underway at Kingsholm for the 232nd meeting between Leicester Tigers and Gloucester Rugby! 


Opposition Lineup

Starting XV

15
Lloyd Evans
14
Jonny May
13
Tom Seabrook
12
Sebastien Atkinson
11
Ollie Thorley
10
Santiago Carreras
9
Ben Meehan
1
Val Rapava-Ruskin
2
Sebastian Blake
3
Kirill Gotovtsev
4
Freddie Clarke
5
Matias Alemanno
6
Jordy Reid
7
Lewis Ludlow
8
Ruan Ackermann

Replacements

16
Henry Walker
17
Harry Elrington
18
Jamal Ford-Robinson
19
Cameron Jordan
20
Albert Tuisue
21
Charlie Chapman
22
Billy Twelvetrees
23
Alex Hearle

Team News | Leicester side to play Gloucester

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Richard Wigglesworth has named the Leicester Tigers matchday squad to play Gloucester in Round 20 of the 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership.

Julián Montoya will captain the team at Kingsholm on Sunday afternoon.

Wigglesworth has made four changes to his starting side from last weekend’s win over Bath Rugby at Mattioli Woods Welford Road, including a first start for Guy Porter in six weeks.

Porter replaces Jimmy Gopperth at inside centre in the only change to the backline from Round 19.

In the starting pack, it’s a new-look lock pairing with Harry Wells and Eli Snyman named in the second-row in place of George Martin and Cameron Henderson and, in the back row, Olly Cracknell comes in for Tommy Reffell.

Martin and Henderson are included among the replacements and Reffell is away on international duty with Wales.

Meanwhile, James Cronin and Emeka Ilione are in line for returns to league action after being named on the bench.

STARTING XV
15 Mike Brown [3]
14 Harry Simmons [32]
13 Matt Scott [61]
12 Guy Porter [55]
11 Harry Potter [60]
10 Handré Pollard [8]
9 Ben Youngs [297]
1 Tom West [4]
2 Julián Montoya (c) [37]
3 Joe Heyes [117]
4 Harry Wells [174]
5 Eli Snyman [29]
6 Hanro Liebenberg [78]
7 Olly Cracknell [18]
8 Jasper Wiese [54]

REPLACEMENTS
16 Charlie Clare [72]
17 James Cronin [10]
18 Will Hurd [22]
19 Cameron Henderson [30]
20 George Martin [52]
21 Emeka Ilione [9]
22 Tom Whiteley [2]
23 Charlie Atkinson [13]

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