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Premiership: Leicester 48-6 Leeds

Leicester (24) 48
Tries: Hamilton, Waldrom, Croft, A Tuilagi 2, Smith, Skivington, M Tuilagi Cons: Twelvetrees 4
Leeds Carnegie (6) 6
Pens:
Thomas 2

Alesana Tuilagi
Alesana Tuilagi scored two tries to help see off Leeds

Leicester Tigers scored eight tries without response as they put bottom club Leeds Carnegie to the sword.

Scott Hamilton got the Tigers' first, set up by Matt Smith, before Thomas Waldrom went over from a scrum.

Tom Croft scored Leicester's third try from Waldrom's pass, before Alesana Tuilagi went over in the corner.

After the break, Tuilagi got his second try, Smith scored Leicester's sixth, before George Skivington and Manu Tuilagi heaped more pain on Leeds.

The victory was Leicester's second of the season, and leaves Leeds with just a solitary point from the four matches played so far.

Despite the eventual scoreline, it was Leeds who took the lead, fly-half Ceiron Thomas booting a penalty between the posts.

But Hamilton got Leicester into gear soon afterwards, Smith's pass leaving him with a simple touchdown on the left.

Leicester were dominating at set pieces, and this advantage showed in their second try. After six scrums on the Leeds line, the away side's pack finally gave way, allowing Waldrom to pounce. Billy Twelvetrees converted to make it 12-3.

Thomas added to Leeds' score with a second penalty, but the resistance did not last for long. Leicester went on the attack, and Waldrom found space on the left before feeding Croft for a third try.

The home side earned their bonus point before the interval, as Leeds were left floundering by Croft, who put Tuilagi in at the corner, with Twelvetrees converting.

There was more misery for Leeds after the break, Tuilagi going over for his second after a kick from Hamilton.

Smith added another try, finishing a move across the backs and allowing Twelvetrees to convert again.

Lock Skivington got the Tigers' seventh on the hour mark, and the rout was complete when replacement Manu Tuilagi went over for the home side's final try, which was converted by Twelvetrees.


Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill:

"I thought the whole performance was based on a really good set-piece. Our scrum and our line-out was outstanding.

"The scrum was a really good foundation while our ball control was better. There were eight tries in the end. You take a bonus-point win and move on.

"We have had a lot of criticism chucked our way and we have just tried to keep our own counsel. Our injury rate is not great but we have a good squad and a good spirit which you saw today."

Leeds head coach Neil Back:

"We were second best today. Leicester were sharper and we are very disappointed.

"We didn't take our opportunities when they presented themselves.

"We made too many errors and missed too many one-on-one tackles and you can't do that in the Premiership."


Leicester: Murphy (capt); Hamilton, Hipkiss, Smith, Tuilagi; Twelvetrees, Youngs; Stankovich, Chuter, Cole, Slater, Skivington, Croft, Woods, Waldrom.

Replacements: Agulla for Hamilton (59), M Tuilagi for Smith (54), Grindal for Youngs (64), Bucknall for Stankovich (65), Hawkins for Chuter (28), White for Cole (60), Newby for Woods (45), Mafi for Waldrom (59).

Leeds: Hinton; Blackett, Tincknell, Barrow, Stephenson; Thomas, Mathie; MacDonald, Thompson, Gomez, Denton, Wentzel (capt), Oakley, Fourie, Browne.

Replacements: Tadulala for Hinton (60), Fury for Mathie (52), Titterrell for Thompson (52), Swainston for Browne (50).

Not Used: Hardy, Paul, Hohneck, Fa'afili.

Att: 17,063

Ref: Chris White (RFU).



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see also
Guscott's predictions
26 Sep 10 |  English
Wasps 37-30 Leicester
18 Sep 10 |  English
Leeds 14-26 Saracens
19 Sep 10 |  English


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