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Euro campaign ends with heavy defeat

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Leicester Tigers suffered their heaviest home defeat in the Champions Cup as this season's European campaign ended in a punishing 43-0 loss to Glasgow Warriors.

Glasgow scored four tries through Tommy Seymour, Mark Bennett, Jonny Gray and a penalty try to secure the bonus point before half-time.
The visitors crossed for another two tries in the second half through Ryan Wilson and Tim Swinson to book their place in the knockout stages as one of the best runners-up.
Welsh duo Jack Roberts and Luke Hamilton came back into the Tigers side for the final game of the Pool 1 campaign. Roberts joined Peter Betham at centre and Hamilton started at No8 alongside Mike Williams and Lachlan McCaffery in the back row.
Greg Bateman started at loosehead prop and Dom Barrow came through a stand-down period after concussion to take his place on the bench.
Glasgow began the game knowing that victory would give them qualification for the knockout stages as one of the best runners-up.
And they started with plenty of purpose. They kept possession of the ball through more than 20 phases to pin Tigers in their 22. Eventually Tommy Seymour found the gap and held of Betham to score under the posts. Finn Russell’s conversion gave Glasgow an early 7-0 lead.
Russell then took Glasgow back into Leicester territory with a massive kick from inside his own 22 that found touch 5m from the Leicester line.
Tigers failed to exit and instead were pinged for coming in at the side of a ruck. Russell landed the penalty to give Glasgow a 10-0 lead after 12 minutes.
Tigers were unable to get a foothold in the game as Glasgow enjoyed all of the possession and territory. Another penalty went against Tigers in defence but this time Russell was off target with his kick from the right.
Tigers went down to 14 men midway through the half when Mathew Tait was shown a yellow card for a block on winger Lee Jones as he attempted to retrieve his chip ahead.
It got worse for Tigers from the resulting lineout. Glasgow had Tigers under pressure with the drive and as it was pulled down referee Mathiew Raynal awarded the penalty try. Russell converted to give Glasgow a 17-0 lead.
Good work by Mike Williams won a holding-on penalty just inside the Glasgow half but Burns pushed his kick wide of the posts. He was off target again moments later with a second penalty from a similar position.
Instead it was Glasgow who scored next. The move began with Gordon Reid finding a hole in the Tigers defence on halfway. The ball went through Russell and Ryan Wilson before Alex Dunbar dived over at the left corner. Russell’s converted to move Glasgow 24-0 ahead.
Glasgow scored the bonus-point fourth try four minutes before the break. Strong running and soft hands around the fringes created the space for Jonny Gray to charge over. Again Russell converted as Glasgow led 31-0 at the break.
Tigers continued to get on the wrong side of referee Raynal at the start of the second half but Russell was short with a 40m penalty 90 seconds after the restart.
Clever movement at a lineout created space for Wilson to charge through the Leicester defence. He was stopped by Tom Brady but Glasgow flooded forward and eventually Wilson rejoined the attack to drive over from close range. Russell converted to move Glasgow 38-0 ahead.
Russell was at the heart of everything for Glasgow. His break created another half chance but with men on his outside his wild pass could only find touch.
Glasgow scored their sixth try in the 61st minute. Again it came after a sustained period of pressure in the Leicester 22. Eventually the pressure told with Tim Swinson driving over from close range.
Brady then made a try-saving tackle to deny D’Arcy Rae, the Tigers winger driving the Glasgow replacement prop into touch as he reached for the line.
At the other end, Tigers had Glasgow under pressure with a lineout drive. It was pulled down just short of the line but referee Raynal saw no offence. Harry Thacker, on as a replacement for Tom Youngs, was held up over the line at the next phase.
Tigers ended the game with 14 men. Ellis Genge was yellow carded for coming in at the side of a ruck on the Leicester 10m line. Russell sent the penalty into the corner for one final attack. However, Tigers disrupted the lineout and Burns cleared.
Burns was called on once more, this time to halt Seymour’s break by diving on a loose ball and sliding into touch for the final action of the game.

Match Details

HT ScoreHalf Time Score

LEI 0-31 GLA

FT ScoreFull Time Score

LEI 0-43 GLA




Mathieu Raynal

Leicester Tigers
Leicester Tigers

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Glasgow Warriors
Glasgow Warriors

Match Stats

Leicester Tigers
Glasgow Warriors
Penalties Conceded
Yellow Cards
Red Cards
Tackles Won
149/164 91%
62/69 90%
Scrums Won
4/5 20%
5/5 0%
Lineouts Won
12/12 100%
14/14 100%

Player Stats

Leicester Tigers
Glasgow Warriors
Leicester Tigers
15Mathew Tait
14Adam Thompstone
13Peter Betham
12Jack Roberts
11Tom Brady
10Freddie Burns
9Ben Youngs
1Greg Bateman
2Tom Youngs
3Dan Cole
4Ed Slater
5Michael Fitzgerald
6Mike Williams
7Lachlan McCaffrey
16Harry Thacker
17Ellis Genge
19Dom Barrow
20Will Evans
21Sam Harrison
22George Worth
23Matt Smith

Opposition Lineup

Starting XV

Stuart Hogg
Tommy Seymour
Mark Bennett
Lee Jones
Finn Russell
Gordon Reid
Fraser Brown
Zander Fagerson
Tim Swinson
Jonny Gray
Rob Harley
Ryan Wilson
Josh Strauss


Pat MacArthur
Alex Allan
D'Arcy Rae
Brian Alainu'uese
Chris Fusaro
Henry Pyrgos
Nick Grigg
Peter Murchie
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Glasgow Warriors
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Leicester Tigers
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