Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 27 August 2014

Leicester claim underwhelming win

Alesana Tuilagi

Leicester kicked off their Heineken Cup campaign with a well-earned 28-12 victory over Aironi but failed to secure what could be a crucial bonus point.

With Clermont Auvergne and Ulster making up the remainder of Pool Four, the two-time European champions would have targeted a maximum-points haul in northern Italy.

Tom Croft and Alesana Tuilagi crossed for tries in the rampant first half but Leicester took their foot off the gas following the interval and it was not until the 80th minute that Niall Morris crossed for their third try.

Toby Flood also booted 13 points for the Tigers while four penalties from Luciano Orquera was Aironi's only response.

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