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Report | Tigers beat Bath with bonus-point

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Leicester Tigers defeated Bath Rugby 48-27 to record a bonus-point win over Bath Rugby at Mattioli Woods Welford Road on Saturday afternoon.

The home side scored six tries in the 21-point victory, including a brace for Julián Montoya, to make it three straight in the Gallagher Premiership.

Harry Potter, Hanro Liebenberg, Harry Wells and Handré Pollard were Leicester's other try-scorers, with the latter finishing with a personal haul of 21-points after adding sixteen from the tee.

Charlie Atkinson, who replaced Pollard in the second-half, added two with a lone conversion late in the match.

The win, following narrow defeats of Saracens and London Irish in the past fortnight, is the first time Tigers have recorded three successive victories so far this Premiership season and is the side's first four-try bonus-point win since the European away win over ASM Clermont Auvergne in January.

Match Details

HT ScoreHalf Time Score

LEI 31-13 BAT

FT ScoreFull Time Score

LEI 48-27 BAT

Attendance

22,220

Referee

Karl Dickson

Leicester Tigers
Leicester Tigers
48

Full Time

Bath Rugby
Bath Rugby
27
Leicester Tigers
T
C
T
C
T
C
P
T
C
P
T
C
T
C
KOHTFT
Bath Rugby
T
P
T
T
C
T
C

Match Stats

Leicester Tigers
Bath Rugby
Possession
54%
46%
Territory
58%
42%
Penalties Conceded
10
13
Yellow Cards
0
2
Red Cards
0
0
Tackles Won
136/154 88%
125/147 85%
Scrums Won
4/5 80%
4/4 100%
Lineouts Won
17/18 94%
10/13 77%

Player Stats

Leicester Tigers
Bath Rugby
Leicester Tigers
TCDP
15Mike Brown
14Harry Potter1T
13Matt Scott
12Jimmy Gopperth
11Harry Simmons
10Handre Pollard1T5C2P
9Ben Youngs
1Tom West
2Julian Montoya2T
3Joe Heyes
4George Martin
5Cameron Henderson
6Hanro Liebenberg1T
7Tommy Reffell
8Jasper Wiese
16Charlie Clare
17Francois van Wyk
18Will Hurd
19Harry Wells1T
20Olly Cracknell
21Tom Whiteley
22Charlie Atkinson1C
23Guy Porter

Commentary

BONUS-POINT VICTORY

It's all over here at Mattioli Woods Welford Road, a big win for Tigers, with six tries scored, including a brace from Julián Montoya 

CONVERSION | BATH RUGBY

Ben Spencer adds the extras

TRY | BATH RUGBY

Fergus Lee-Warner drives over for the away side

CONVERSION | CHARLIE ATKINSON

The left-footer slots the close-range kick

TRY | HARRY WELLS

The second-row runs it home to a standing ovation. Harry Simmons does brilliantly to keep it alive and he combines with Mike Brown to exploit broken play and put a rampaging Wells through into space to jog over

SUBSTITUTIONS | LEICESTER TIGERS

Both half-backs Youngs and Pollard are replaced, as is hooker Montoya. In their place come Whiteley, Atkinson and Clare respectively 

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DISALLOWED TRY

With the bit between their teeth, the Tigers hunt for more. A grubber through from Potter, then a spill from a covering Niall Annett allows the wing to dot down but it's chalked off after it's decided there was a Tigers push 

CONVERSION | Handré Pollard

Handré Pollard slots a booming nudge over from way out left

TRY | Julián Montoya

Mattioli Woods Welford Road erupts as Mike Brown flies through from the Tigers half, the tackles falling off him but he's hauled down agonisingly short. Tigers keep their composure amidst the bedlam and fire it wide to hooker turned left-winger Julián Montoya who fends off Bath's winger and finish a fantastic try

Juan Schoeman comes on in place of Beno Obano

59

SUBSTITUTIONS | BOTH SIDES

Again, another set of replacements for both sides.

Firstly, Tommy Reffell and Joe Heyes, are replaced by Harry Wells and Will Hurd respectively. For the away side, Louis Schreuder comes on for Ruaridh McConnochie

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SUBSTITUTION | BOTH SIDES

A front-row change for both sides sees Francois van Wyk come on in place of Tom West for Tigers whilst D'Arcy Rae comes in in place of Will Stuart for Bath  

PENALTY | Handré Pollard

The coolest man in the building, Handré Pollard gets Tigers back on the front foot after an exceptional turnover from Julián Montoya

SUBSTITUTION | LEICESTER TIGERS

Hanro Liebenberg exits to a big cheer from the Mattioli Woods Welford Road faithful, replaced by Olly Cracknell

SUBSTITUTION | BATH RUGBY

Alfie Barbeary is replaced by Miles Reid

SUBSTITUTION | LEICESTER TIGERS

Guy Porter is back in at Mattioli Woods Welford Road, replacing Jimmy Gopperth

CONVERSION | BATH RUGBY

Spencer converts the try from right in front of the posts

TRY | BATH RUGBY

Bath send runners in following a line-out and, a phase later, Spencer picks out Josh McNally who touches down

BACK UNDERWAY FOR THE SECOND HALF

Orlando Bailey kicks long into the Tigers 22, Ben Youngs responding in kind with a booming box kick

HALF-TIME

Tigers lead at the break to the tune of 31 - 13. Tries from Harry Potter, Handré Pollard, Julián Montoya and Hanro Liebenberg are joined by a full house of conversions and a penalty from the home side

 

CONVERSION | Handré Pollard

A simple kick from right in front of the posts, executed perfectly

TRY | HANRO LIEBENBERG

The back-row shows great industry to drive over from short-range, right on the stroke of half-time

SUBSTITUTION | BATH RUGBY

Enforced substitution for a blood injury sees Jaco Coetzee leave the field for a debuting Alfie Barbeary

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CONVERSION MISSED | BATH RUGBY

Spencer can't convert his own try, however, so an 11 point lead remains

TRY | BATH RUGBY

Ben Spencer cannily spots the ball spilling out of a ruck and has open field to run over in the left corner

PENALTY | Handré Pollard

A beauty, 40 metres out and the fly-half sends it sailing through the posts

PENALTY | BEN SPENCER

Scrum-half Ben Spencer stems the Tigers tide with a confident kick

CONVERSION | Handré Pollard

Another lovely nudge from Pollard as Tigers go further ahead

TRY | Julián Montoya

The hooker scores his 18th try for the club, jogging over from around 10 metres out as Tigers take advantage of the overload in numbers 

YELLOW CARD | BATH RUGBY

Amongst the fracas, Bath are shown a second yellow card to their pack, this time to second-row Josh McNally

CONVERSION | Handré Pollard

The South African international adds the extras to his own score

TRY | Handré Pollard

Instrumental in the first, scores the second. Tigers go agonisingly  close through neat footwork from Mike Brown but a phase later there's still space and Pollard runs it home

YELLOW CARD | BATH RUGBY

The away side are down to 14 after a cynical infringement from hooker Tom Dunn

CONVERSION | Handré Pollard

Handré Pollard adds the extras and Tigers pull in front by two points

TRY | HARRY POTTER

Déjà vu all over again as this time a Tigers line-out allows for huge carries from the pack. After drawing in several defenders, Tigers go wide courtesy of a beautiful floating miss pass from Pollard, onto Potter who has clear space to run it in.

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CONVERSION MISSED | BATH RUGBY

Ben Spencer misses the opportunity to extend Bath's lead with a kick from the corner.

TRY | BATH RUGBY

Bath win the penalty and then the line-out in Tigers 22. After a succession of hard carries from the forwards, they ship it wide and Matt Gallagher touches down

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BACK & FORTH THUS FAR

Neither side has a firm grip on the game yet, both trading deep kicks and forward runners

KICK-OFF HERE AT MATTIOLI WOODS WELFORD ROAD

A deep kick from Handré Pollard gets us underway!

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ALMOST TIME

Just five minutes till we get underway here. Whether you're grabbing a pie, drink and taking your seat here at the stadium, loading up PRTV, putting the kettle on and making a brew or on the go and checking your phone, get ready. It's time for some rugby!

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WELCOME TO MATCHDAY LIVE

There's just half an hour to go till we kick-off this Gallagher Premiership Round 19 clash against old rivals Bath Rugby!


Opposition Lineup

Starting XV

15
Tom de Glanville
14
Ruaridh McConnochie
13
Jonathan Joseph
12
Cameron Redpath
11
Matt Gallagher
10
Orlando Bailey
9
Ben Spencer
1
Beno Obano
2
Tom Dunn
3
Will Stuart
4
Josh McNally
5
GJ van Velze
6
Fergus Lee-Warner
7
Sam Underhill
8
Jaco Coetzee

Replacements

16
Niall Annett
17
Juan Schoeman
18
D'Arcy Rae
19
Miles Reid
20
Alfie Barbeary
21
Louis Schreuder
22
Max Ojomoh
23
Chris Cloete

Team News | Leicester side to play Bath

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Richard Wigglesworth has named the Leicester Tigers matchday squad to play Bath Rugby in Round 19 of the 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership.

Julián Montoya will captain the team at Mattioli Woods Welford Road on Saturday afternoon.

Wigglesworth has made two changes to the starting side which recorded back-to-back victories in the club’s past fortnight of fixtures.

In the pack, Tommy Reffell returns from international duty for Wales to start in the back-row alongside Hanro Liebenberg and Jasper Wiese.

Meanwhile, in the back three, Harry Simmons is included on one wing in place of Chris Ashton with Mike Brown and Harry Potter retaining their places.

There are two changes to the bench with Olly Cracknell, who started last weekend’s win, taking the place of Emeka Ilione and Guy Porter takes the place of Simmons.

If used, Porter will make his first appearance in five weeks.

STARTING XV
15 Mike Brown [2]
14 Harry Potter [59]
13 Matt Scott [60]
12 Jimmy Gopperth [11]
11 Harry Simmons [31]
10 Handré Pollard [7]
9 Ben Youngs [296]
1 Tom West [3]
2 Julián Montoya (c) [36]
3 Joe Heyes [116]
4 George Martin [51]
5 Cameron Henderson [29]
6 Hanro Liebenberg [77]
7 Tommy Reffell [93]
8 Jasper Wiese [53]

REPLACEMENTS
16 Charlie Clare [71]
17 Francois van Wyk [28]
18 Will Hurd [21]
19 Harry Wells [173]
20 Olly Cracknell [17]
21 Tom Whiteley [1]
22 Charlie Atkinson [12]
23 Guy Porter [54]

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Bath Rugby
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