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Highlights | Tigers defeated by Sharks

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Watch the Match Highlights from Leicester Tigers v Sale Sharks in Round 5 of the 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership.

Tigers were beaten at home for the first time this season when Sale Sharks scored four times in a 26-16 victory at Mattioli Woods Welford Road on Saturday.

Sale continued their winning run from the start of the campaign, taking five points in Round 5 of the Gallagher Premiership campaign as Tigers lost at home for the first time since June 2021 despite a try from Jasper Wiese on his first club appearance of the season.

Although Sale scored the opening try of the afternoon through Tom Roebuck, Tigers led 9-5 thanks to a trio of Freddie Burns penalties and then Jasper Wiese – in his first club appearance of the season after international commitments – barged over the tryline and the conversion stretched the lead to 11 points.

But Sharks responded with a converted try from fly-half Robert du Preez as just four points separated the teams at half-time and then stretched the lead with two more tries as they shut out Tigers for the full 40 minutes.

Wiese, who linked up opposite his brother Cobus, was joined in making a first appearance of the season by hooker Julián Montoya, while Anthony Watson made his home debut as a second-half replacement.

Matt Scott made his 50th first-team appearance for Tigers, returning to the team with Richard Wigglesworth, Nemani Nadolo and Calum Green who all missed the game at Saracens in Round 4.