Match Preview | Leicester Tigers | Gallagher Premiership | R5

1 January 2021

Bath Rugby travel to the newly named Mattioli Woods Welford Road on Sunday aiming to reignite their 2020/21 season after having their last two games cancelled due to COVID-19. (kick-off 15:00, BT Sport Extra 6) The Blue, Black and White will look to kick start 2021 with with a win against the old rival having won the last four meetings between the two sides, most recently a 38–16 win in round 15 last season. Bath Rugby have won on their last three away visits to Leicester.


MATCH DETAILS

Date: 03 January 2021
Kick-off: 15:00
Competition: Gallagher Premiership R5
Where: Mattioli Woods Welford Road
Referee: Wayne Barnes
Assistant Simon Harding & Wayne Falla
TMO: Clare Hodnett
Citing Officer: Will James
Media Coverage: BT Sport 1, BBC Radio Bristol


LEICESTER TIGERS’ CURRENT FORM

(LLWWC)

Newcastle Falcons 0-0 Leicester Tigers | Gallagher Premiership *

Bayonne 20-28 Leicester Tigers| European Challenge Cup

Leicester Tigers 39-17 Brive | European Challenge Cup

Leicester Tigers 13-35 Exeter Chiefs | Gallagher Premiership

London Irish 22-9 Leicester Tigers | Gallagher Premiership

* Match Cancelled


LAST TIME OUT

MATCH REPORT

Rampant Bath scored four first-half tries as they made light work of a young Leicester side at Welford Road.

A brisk Tigers start and two Johnny McPhillips penalties earned a 6-0 lead, but Bath's nous and physicality saw them secure a bonus point by the break.

Will Stuart and Tom Dunn bundled over, as did fellow forward Lewis Boyce following Ruaridh McConnochie's score. Beno Obano and Tom de Glanville added to the total while Charlie Clare and Luke Wallace went over for Tigers.

Clare's try came after another well-worked move by the forwards, while Wallace's score rounded off a fine team effort and was reward for a gutsy home performance.

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