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Tigers edge out Treviso

Published 09/10/2010

Alesana Tuilagi
Alesana Tuilagi

Leicester Tigers survived a real scare against Italian side Benetton Treviso in the opening round of the Heineken Cup.

Alesana Tuilagi powered through for a face-saving winning try in the 77th minute to finally steer the Tigers to a 34-29 victory at Stadio Comunale di Monigo.

Leicester also claimed a bonus point following earlier scores from Matt Smith, Craig Newby, Martin Castrogiovanni and Ben Youngs.

The home side had led 29-27 before Tuilagi's late score, thanks to two tries by centre Tommaso Benvenuti and 19 points from the boot of Kristopher Burton.

The result was heartbreaking for the majority of a sell-out crowd at Treviso, who were eyeing a first victory over English opponents in 11 meetings.

But a victory and bonus point was just what Leicester were looking for at the start of their campaign in Pool Five.

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