Premiership Rugby: Leicester 28-13 Gloucester: Anthony Watson scores twice as Leicester beat Gloucester

Premiership Rugby: Leicester 28-13 Gloucester: Anthony Watson scores twice as Leicester beat Gloucester


Watson scored his first tries in the Premiership since October
Leicester: (6) 28
Tries: Porter, Watson 2 Cons: Burns 2 Pens: Burns 3
Gloucester: (8) 13
Tries: Tuisue, May Pens: Hastings

Richard Wigglesworth won his first match as interim head coach at Leicester as they beat Gloucester 28-8.

An Adam Hastings penalty was bettered by two from Freddie Burns to give Leicester the lead, before Albert Tuisue’s try edged Gloucester ahead.

Guy Porter and an Anthony Watson double swung the lead definitively the Tigers’ way in the second half, before Jonny May scored a late consolation.

The win meant Leicester also lifted the inaugural Slater Cup.

More to follow.

Leicester: Steward, Watson, Porter, Kelly, Potter, Burns, Van Poortvliet; Whitcombe, Clare, Cole, Wells, Chessum, Liebenberg (c), Refell, Cracknell.

Replacements: Oghre, Leatigaga, Heyes, Green, Jansen, Youngs, Atkinson, Ashton.

Gloucester: Carreras, Rees-Zammit, Harris, Atkinson, May, Hastings, Varney; Rapava-Ruskin, Socino, Gotovtsev, Clarke, Alemanno, Ackermann, Ludlow (c), Tuisue.

Replacements: McGuigan, Seville, Knight, Craig, Morgan, Chapman, Kveseladze, Evans.

Referee: Christophe Ridley



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