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Goode receives red in Warriors defeat

Former England fly-half Andy Goode was sent off as Worcester suffered a 43-13 seven-try mauling by Leicester at Welford Road.

Goode, who had already been sin-binned, received a straight red card in the 35th minute from referee Wayne Barnes for a flying shoulder charge on England flanker Tom Croft and was booed by the fans of his former club as he walked off the pitch with his head bowed.

Leicester, who were leading 10-3 at the time, took full advantage of the extra man and scored tries through Scott Hamilton, George Chuter, Croft, Martin Castrogiovanni, Thomas Waldrom, Tom Youngs and George Ford.

Toby Flood kicked three conversions, and Ford one, while Ceri Jones scored a try for Worcester, converted by replacement Danny Gray. He and Goode also slotted penalties.

Leicester's sixth win in seven games moved them up to second place in the Aviva Premiership ahead of champions Saracens who meet leaders Harlequins on Saturday.


From Belfast Telegraph