Belfast Telegraph

Monday 3 August 2015

Tigers too strong for Sale

Published 02/03/2013 | 17:16

Matt Smith scored a brace of tries for Leicester
Matt Smith scored a brace of tries for Leicester

Leicester got their bid for a home Aviva Premiership play-off semi-final back on track by thrashing Sale 48-10 at Welford Road.

The five points from the six-tries-to-one victory was a major boost for Leicester after successive defeats by the top two clubs, Harlequins and Saracens.

Leicester dominated the bottom club from start to finish, and there were two tries each for lock Ed Slater and centre Matt Smith, one from full-back Mathew Tait and a penalty try.

Fly-half George Ford finished the match with a 100 per cent kicking record, converting all the tries and kicking two penalties for a tally of 18 points.

Replacement Andy Powell scored Sale's only try, with Danny Cipriani kicking a conversion and Nick Macleod a penalty.

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