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Highlights | Tigers win tough battle with Irish

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Watch the Match Highlights from Leicester Tigers v London Irish at Mattioli Woods Welford Road in Round 11 of the 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership season.

Tigers beat London Irish 33-31 as the teams shared 10 tries at Mattioli Woods Welford Road on Sunday.

The home team had been 26-7 in front in the first half in Round 11 of the Gallagher Premiership season but had to survive a big fightback to take the points.

In the first Premiership game at home since the start of October, a Julián Montoya try on his return from the autumn internationals gave Tigers the lead with just two minutes played and they added three more in the opening half an hour through Richard Wigglesworth, Harry Potter and Tommy Reffell.

Irish had two of their own before the break, the second a penalty try which also cost a yellow card for Olly Cracknell as Tigers reached the break 26-14 in front.

Two tries in four minutes threatened to turn the game on its head as Irish brought the scores level with half an hour still to play and, after a try each again, it remained close at 33-31 entering the final quarter before the outcome was finally settled.

Montoya was among five senior players welcomed back by Steve Borthwick from international duties, while Ollie Chessum returned after eight weeks on the sidelines.

Nemani Nadolo, who scored twice in this fixture last season, ran out for his 43rd and final appearance for the club before his return to Australia.