Monday 26 June 2017

Leicester secure maximum points

The Italians slumped to their 16th successive Champions Cup defeat when the Tigers hammered them 36-3 in their own backyard.
The Italians slumped to their 16th successive Champions Cup defeat when the Tigers hammered them 36-3 in their own backyard.

John Fallon

Leicester Tigers have maximum points from their opening two games before they play Munster in the back-to-back clashes next month.

They backed up their bonus-point win at home to French champions Stade Francais with an expected five-point haul away to Treviso.

The Italians slumped to their 16th successive Champions Cup defeat when the Tigers hammered them 36-3 in their own backyard.

Leicester had the game wrapped up by the interval when they led 22-3, with full-back Telusa Veainu getting the first of two tries.

They also got a penalty try and one from winger Peter Betham before Veainu secured the bonus point and replacement hooker Greg Bateman got their fifth try.

They will now look to get their Premiership campaign back on track, having lost to Exeter last time out, when they entertain a Bath side oozing with confidence after their Champions Cup win over Leinster at the weekend.

Treviso, meanwhile, face another tough test when they travel to play champions Glasgow Warriors in the Pro12, with Gregor Townsend's men looking to bounce back after being turned over at home by Northampton Saints in the Champions Cup.

Stade Francais, after getting an unexpected break when their game with Munster was postponed, will look to get the defence of their Top 14 moving when they travel to take on Bernard Jackman's Grenoble.

The Paris side have just three wins from eight games and are currently 11th in the table, with Grenoble three points above them with four wins and four losses.

Irish Independent

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