Leicester Tigers are finally back in action today with a visit to old rival Bath on Mattioli Woods Welford Road.
A Covid-19 outbreak inside the camp following the Bayonne win forced the cancellation of the Boxing Day clash with Newcastle Falcons. Tigers received two points from the game.
Steve Borthwick’s team was denied the chance to score a hat-trick of victories after their two victories in the European Challenge Cup.
Results and panel judgments elsewhere have pushed Tigers to tenth place in the Gallagher Premiership. To win, Leicester will have to do so without the head coach in attendance, who isolates himself from home.
However, our reporters Bobby Bridge and Adam Dickinson will be in Welford Road for the match.
Follow all the preparations for the Gallagher Premiership game, including team news, media session updates, live play-by-play, reactions, analysis and highlights, with regular updates on the blog below. . .
Tigers pull it out from the front and Ford’s late pass brings Steward into the score.
Tiger tap a penalty, Ben Youngs tap and run, Ellis Genge stamps five meters!
Bad illegal delete Dan Cole out, Ford boots up to the 10-meter line. Youngs over throw, bathroom counters and clear.
Priestland is in an unforgiving mood with the boot booming 50 meters high, lineout Bath in Tigers 22.
Tigers are in bathroom 22, a penalty is granted. 20 meters in front of the post.
Wiese rumbles forward after a scrum, we are back to receive a tiger penalty of 10 meters in our own half.
Tigers get the award in a scrum, Ford calls for the tee. He is at 22 m, 15 m from the touch. . .
Punishment for Tiger, five meters in the bathroom, half right. Ford goes around the corner.
What an attempt, the English scrum discovered a void in its own half and broke through before shooting forward and gathering to score under the post.
Penalty for Bath, Jasper Wiese caught Anthony Watson after dodging Kobus van Wyk’s tackle.
Priestland missed the touch, steward roared him back 50 meters, that’s great from the young full-back. Lineout bathroom.
George Ford takes a giant kick, Anthony Watson flutters, Ben Spencer clears up the danger, then a penalty is given.
Taulupe Faletau is out of treatment for Bath after Freddie Steward makes a major air claim.
Well, this is a terrible start for Tigers. They opened a mouth, but Josh McNally tore the ball free before Beno picked Obano up close and drove over.
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