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Gallery | Tigers win on return home

A pick of the best match action photographs from the first home game of the 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership season.

Scroll through the images above to see this week's selection.

Tigers beat Newcastle Falcons 36-21, scoring five tries, at Mattioli Woods Welford Road.

After both teams picked up a single point in Round 1 of the Gallagher Premiership campaign, Tigers collected the maximum five on their return to Mattioli Woods Welford Road.

Tigers celebrated tries from James Cronin and Nemani Nadolo in the opening quarter of an hour, but they were pegged back as Falcons found two of their own to lead 14-12.

Then, though, two tries in two minutes from Nadolo again and Chris Ashton wrapped up one bonus point by half-time, but Falcons still stayed in the game, bringing the score back to 26-21 early in the second half before Tigers finally put some daylight between the teams with an Olly Cracknell try.

Head coach Steve Borthwick welcomed back England internationals Guy PorterOllie ChessumJoe Heyes and Jack van Poortvliet for the first time after their summer tour in Australia and gave Jimmy Gopperth and James Cronin their home debuts.

After tributes to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the singing of God Save The King, the game started with Tigers attacking the Beehive Money Stand end on a clear and bright afternoon.