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Friday 19 September 2014

Goneva keeps Tigers in the hunt

Published 03/03/2014 | 02:30

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Newcastle Falcons' Phil Goodman and Gonzalo Tiesi challenge Leicester Tigers' Manusamoa Tuilagi
Newcastle Falcons' Phil Goodman and Gonzalo Tiesi challenge Leicester Tigers' Manusamoa Tuilagi
Noah Cato scores Newcastle's opening try
Noah Cato scores Newcastle's opening try
Leicester's Niki Goneva slips past Newcastle's Phil Goodman to scores his second try
Leicester's Niki Goneva slips past Newcastle's Phil Goodman to scores his second try

Leicester Tigers fought back from 10-3 down to record a 41-18 bonus-point victory over Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park.

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Two tries from man of the match Vereniki Goneva helped Tigers move back into the play-off places. Goneva scored a try in each half, while Thomas Waldrom and Pablo Matera also touched down for the visitors and Owen Williams added 19 points to secure a fourth straight win.

Northampton moved back into top spot with a five-try 39-13 win over Gloucester.

Bottom side Worcester Warriors' search for their first league win of the season goes on after they lost 21-20 at Harlequins.

Danny Cipriani was the hero for Sale Sharks as they came from behind to beat Wasps 21-17 at Adams Park, while Exeter Chiefs made light work of in-form London Irish, winning 18-0 at Sandy Park for their first victory in five games.

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