Premiership: Gloucester 26-33 Leicester Tigers – Leicester hold-off Gloucester comeback to win

Harry Potter scores for Leicester
Harry Potter breaks to score Leicester’s third try
Gloucester: (12) 26
Tries: Balmain, Ackermann, Atkinson, Clement Cons: Evans 2, Hastings
Leicester: (18) 33
Tries: Wells, Genge, Potter, Dolly Cons: Ford 2 Pens: Ford 3

Leicester Tigers held off a Gloucester fightback to continue their unbeaten start to the Premiership season.

Harry Wells and Ellis Genge gave Tigers an early lead but Gloucester hit back through Fraser Balmain and Ruan Ackermann in a thrilling first half.

Harry Potter extended the visitors’ lead to 25-12, before Mark Atkinson pegged them back once again.

Nic Dolly earned the Tigers a four-try bonus point and they held on to win despite a debut try from Jack Clement.

More to follow.

Gloucester: Moyle; Seabrook, Twelvetrees, Atkinson, Thorley; Evans, Meehan; Elrington, Singleton, Balmain, Slater, Davidson, Morgan, Ludlow (c), Ackermann.

Replacements: Walker, Ford-Robinson, Gotovtsev, Clarke, Conradie, Clement, Varney, Hastings.

Leicester Tigers: Steward; Potter, Scott, Kelly, Nadolo; Ford, Van Poortvliet; Genge (c), Dolly, Cole, Wells, Snyman, Martin, Reffell, Liebenberg.

Replacements: T Cowan-Dickie, Van Wyk, Heyes, Green, Chessum, B Youngs, Burns, Porter.

Referee: Tom Foley (RFU).


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