Friday 23 August 2019

Tigers hit form ahead of double-header

Leicester Tigers now sit in third place in the Aviva Premiership standing (stock picture)
Leicester Tigers now sit in third place in the Aviva Premiership standing (stock picture)

Declan Rooney

Munster's Champions Cup pool rivals all claimed wins last weekend, and the province's next opponents Leicester Tigers will have been particularly delighted to earn a 35-27 victory over Sale Sharks.

Tigers now sit in third place in the Aviva Premiership standings, five points back from champions Exeter Chiefs, and they will be hopeful of victory again tomorrow when they take on Donncha O'Callaghan's Worcester Warriors, who managed to take a first league win of the season last weekend.

Tigers trailed 22-20 at half-time against Sale and finally wrapped up the win when Nick Malouf crossed four minutes from time.

In the Top 14 Racing 92 claimed a third win in a row with a magnificent 40-29 triumph away to Toulon, another stiff test awaits this Sunday when they welcome leaders Montpelier to Stade Yves-du-Manoir.

Three tries in the last 23 minutes gave Racing the win in Toloun as Marc Andreau, Yannick Nyanga and Louis Dupichot scored, although the concession of four tries meant Toulon were always in the game.

Elsewhere in the French league, Castres picked up a 31-15 win over La Rochelle despite having three players yellow-carded.

Early tries by Julien Dumora, David Smith and Thomas Combezou gave Castres a lead that they were able to defend relatively comfortably.

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