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Battling win at Bristol maintains momentum

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Richard Cockerill says Leicester Tigers avoided a "potential banana skin" at Bristol on Friday with a fourth consecutive win in all competitions.

Tigers, with tries from Adam Thompstone and Ellis Genge, led from the 25th minute on the way to a 21-16 victory at Ashton Gate and remain in the top four places in the Aviva Premiership table after nine rounds.
“I was delighted with our away performance on a five-day turnaround after the Quins game,” said Tigers director of rugby Cockerill. “It was a banana skin we have avoided.
“A five-day turnaround it is a big ask. We played Harlequins and then came here and we’ve  got the points we wanted.
“I thought we controlled it pretty well. Bristol have turned the corner in the last three weeks, they played well and credit to them. We’ve got four points away from home and eight points in two games.
“We’re disappointed we didn’t carry on after the second try and didn’t get more of a command there, but they made us work hard, the deserved their point, we take the four and move on.
“We’ve conceded one try in two games and the commitment was really good again tonight.”
Another positive for Tigers was the return of Manu Tuilagi, who came off the bench after an hour in his first appearance since suffering a groin injury in the opening game of the season at Gloucester.

Tigers return to home turf this Saturday when Northampton Saints are the visitors. Tickets are available now at the Tigers ticket office, open 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday. Book in person at welford Road, phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2) or click here to book online any time.