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Tuilagi tonic sees Leicester home

Manu Tuilagi

Leicester's Tuilagi brothers made light of the Tigers' international withdrawals with two tries that helped them strengthen their position at the top of the Aviva Premiership with a 15-9 win over Leeds

England Saxons cap Manu scored a first-half try while his Samoa international elder brother Alesana sealed the win with a second-half score.

Jeremy Staunton added five points with the boot as Leicester moved six points clear of Saracens at the top.

Leeds remain rooted to the foot of the table but can take heart from a game performance, highlighted by a strong second-half pack effort and three penalties for new fly-half recruit Adrian Jarvis that earned them a losing bonus point and pulled them to within three points of second-bottom Newcastle.