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Highlights | Tigers fight back for last-gasp win

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Watch the Match Highlights from the Boxing Day fixture at Ashton Gate between Bristol Bears and Leicester Tigers in Round 11 of the 21/22 Gallagher Premiership season.

A score in added time from Guy Porter gaveTigers a last-gasp 28-26 win over Bristol on Sunday.

Playing on Boxing Day for the first time since a home win over Newcastle Falcons in 2015, Tigers trailed by 10 points during each half of the game and were still 26-23 down with the clock beyond 80 minutes when a remarkable sequence of events brought the deciding score.

From 13-3 down in the first half, Nemani Nadolo’s converted score brought Tigers back within range of hosts who had lost just one of the teams’ five previous Ashton Gate meetings.

But a second Bristol try put them 10 in front again in the second half before Julian Montoya steered a maul over the line and Tigers levelled the scores entering the final quarter.

But with Jasper Wiese yellow-carded, Bears fly-half Callum Sheedy kicked a three-pointer for a 26-23 advantage in a fractious closing period which looked like providing a first defeat if the season until a sustained and composed attack in the final play brought the winning score.