• Gallagher Premiership
  • Saturday, April 30th 2022
  • Mattioli Woods Welford Road Stadium
Club Badge Leicester Tigers 56
Club Badge Bristol Bears 26

Match Report

Will Carpenter

Will Carpenter reports from Mattioli Woods Welford Road Stadium

Posted Saturday, April 30th 2022

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Report: Leicester Tigers 56-26 Bristol Bears

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


Leicester Tigers

Tries:
Steward, Ashton (3), Moroni, Potter, Youngs, Wiese
Conversions
Ford (4), Burns
Penalties:
Ford (2)
Yellow Cards:

Bristol Bears

Tries:
Fricker, Bates, Thacker, Vui
Conversions:
Sheedy, Eden (2)
Penalties:
Yellow Cards:
  • KO: 3PM
  • Att: 0
  • Venue: Mattioli Woods Welford Road Stadium
  • Ref: Karl Dickson

Leicester Tigers

  • Freddie Steward
  • Chris Ashton
  • Matias Moroni
  • Guy Porter
  • Harry Potter
  • George Ford
  • Ben Youngs
  • Ellis Genge
  • Julian Montoya
  • Dan Cole
  • Harry Wells
  • Calum Green
  • Hanro Liebenberg
  • Tommy Reffell
  • Jasper Wiese

Substitutes

  • Charlie Clare
  • James Whitcombe
  • Joe Heyes
  • Eli Snyman
  • Olly Robinson
  • Richard Wigglesworth
  • Freddie Burns
  • Nemani Nadolo

Bristol Bears

  • Ioan Lloyd
  • Toby Fricker
  • Jack Bates
  • Piers O'Conor
  • Henry Purdy
  • Callum Sheedy
  • Harry Randall
  • Jake Woolmore
  • Harry Thacker
  • John Afoa
  • Joe Joyce
  • Chris Vui
  • Steven Luatua
  • Sam Jeffries
  • Fitz Harding

Substitutes

  • Will Capon
  • Jono Benz-Salomon
  • Jake Armstrong
  • John Hawkins
  • Daniel Thomas
  • Andy Uren
  • Tiff Eden
  • Alapati Leiua

Match Overview

Scorers

Leicester Tigers

  • Steward
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  • Ashton
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  • Moroni
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  • Potter
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  • Ford (2)
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  • Youngs
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  • Wiese
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  • Burns

Bristol Bears

  • Fricker
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  • Bates
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  • Sheedy
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  • Thacker
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  • Vui
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  • Eden

Line Up

Leicester Tigers

  • Steward
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  • Ashton
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  • Moroni
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  • Porter
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  • Potter
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  • Ford
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  • Youngs
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  • Genge
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  • Montoya
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  • Cole
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  • Wells
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  • Green
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  • Liebenberg
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  • Reffell
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  • Wiese
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  • Clare
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  • Whitcombe
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  • Heyes
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  • Snyman
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  • Robinson
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  • Wigglesworth
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  • Burns
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  • Nadolo

Bristol Bears

  • Lloyd
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  • Fricker
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  • Bates
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  • O'Conor
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  • Purdy
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  • Sheedy
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  • Randall
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  • Woolmore
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  • Thacker
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  • Afoa
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  • Joyce
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  • Vui
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  • Luatua
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  • Jeffries
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  • Harding
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  • Capon
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  • Benz-Salomon
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  • Armstrong
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  • Hawkins
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  • Thomas
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  • Uren
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  • Eden
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  • Leiua