Premiership: Bristol Bears 26-26 Leicester Tigers – hosts fight back to draw with champions

Premiership: Bristol Bears 26-26 Leicester Tigers - hosts fight back to draw with champions


Bristol scored four tries to Leicester’s three as the two sides drew at Ashton Gate
Bristol Bears (12) 26
Tries: Radradra, Piutau, Byrne, Ibitoye Cons: Sheedy, MacGinty
Leicester Tigers (23) 26
Tries: Kelly, Ashton, Montoya Con: Burns Pens: Burns 3

Bristol came from behind to secure a dramatic 26-26 draw with Leicester at Ashton Gate.

Semi Radradra and Charles Piutau scored for Bristol but a trio of tries from Dan Kelly, Chris Ashton and Julian Montoya gave Tigers a 23-12 lead.

Bryan Byrne cut the deficit before Tigers had Francois van Wyk sent off.

Gabriel Ibitoye crossed to tie the score before Bristol’s AJ MacGinty missed a penalty to win the game with the last kick of the match.

More to follow.

Bristol Bears: Piutau, Bailey, Radradra, O’Conor, Ibitoye, Sheedy, Porter; Genge, Byrne, Lahiff, Batley, Vui, Luatua (c), Lewis, Heenan.

Replacements: Thacker, Woolmore, Tyack, Hawkins, Thomas, Uren, MacGinty, Jenkins.

Sin bin: Semi Radradra (28 mins)

Leicester Tigers: Steward, Ashton, Porter, Kelly, Watson, Burns, Youngs; Whitcombe, Montoya, Cole, Wells, Chessum, Liebenberg (c), Reffell, Wiese.

Replacements: Clare, Van Wyk, Heyes, Snyman, Martin, Van Poortvliet, Atkinson, Potter.

Red card: Francois van Wyk (64 mins)

Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys.



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