- Gallagher Premiership
- Saturday, April 30th 2022
- Mattioli Woods Welford Road Stadium
Will Carpenter reports from Mattioli Woods Welford Road Stadium
Report: Leicester Tigers 56-26 Bristol Bears
Saturday, April 30th 2022
Bristol Bears fell to a heavy defeat on the road as Leicester Tigers secured a home semi-final with a bonus point win at Mattioli Woods Welford Road.
Pat Lam’s side touched down twice in the first half through Jack Bates and Toby Fricker, but Chris Ashton’s 28-minute hat-trick – making him the Premiership’s all-time leading try scorer – and further tries from Ben Youngs, Matias Moroni, Freddie Steward, Jasper Wise and Harry Potter sealed a commanding win the table-toppers.
Harry Thacker and Chris Vui touched down late on to earn a consolation bonus-point, but it was the Tigers who took the spoils in round 24.
Leicester Tigers: Steward; Ashton, Moroni, Porter, Potter; Ford, Youngs; Genge, Montoya, Cole; Wells, Green; Liebenberg, Reffell, Wiese.
Replacements: Clare, Whitcombe, Heyes, Snyman, Robinson, Wigglesworth, Burns, Nadolo.
Bristol Bears: Lloyd; Fricker, Bates, O'Conor, Purdy (Leiua); Sheedy (Eden 38), Randall (Uren 55); Woolmore, Thacker, Afoa (Armstrong 59); Joyce, Vui; Luatua, Jeffries (D Thomas 55), Harding.
Replacements: Capon, Benz-Salomon, Armstrong, Hawkins, Thomas, Uren, Eden, Leiua.
Leicester Tigers: Tries: Ashton 4, 23, 29, B Youngs 37, Moroni 43, Steward 58, Wiese 67, Potter 74. Cons: Ford 23, 43, 58, Burns 67. Pens: Ford 7, 48
Bristol Bears: Tries: Bates 9, Fricker 33, Thacker 72, Vui 76. Cons: Sheedy 9, Eden 72, 76
Pat Lam reaction
- Steward, Ashton (3), Moroni, Potter, Youngs, Wiese
- Ford (4), Burns
- Ford (2)
- Yellow Cards:
- Fricker, Bates, Thacker, Vui
- Sheedy, Eden (2)
- Yellow Cards: