Watch the Match Highlights from the Round 1 fixture between Bordeaux Bégles and Leicester in the 21/22 Heineken Champions Cup in France. Leicester Tigers opened their return to the Heineken Champions Cup with a 16-13 win over Bordeaux Bègles in France on Saturday afternoon.
Tigers were in front for a lot of the game after a first-half try from Guy Porter but it was a 77th minute kick from George Ford that finally proved to be the difference between two teams who are top of their respective domestic leagues.
In the first-ever meeting of the teams, Tigers led 10-3 halfway through the opening period after braving some early pressure and both teams played for a period with a man short – and both conceded a try in that spell with Bordeaux levelling the scores at 10-10 on the stroke of half-time with a converted try.
Tigers, back in the Champions Cup after two seasons in Europe’s Challenge Cup tournament, included 11 players in the matchday squad at the Stade Chaban-Delmas making their debuts in this competition including wing Hosea Saumaki, scrum-half Jack van Poortvliet and new England international hooker Nic Dolly.