Leicester Tigers beat Bath in a thrilling physical encounter at the Walkers Stadium. Half time and the score was 6-7 to Bath thanks to a Berne try. The second period and the game continued to ebb and flow with both sides willing to run the ball and bot defences making big hits. In the final minutes with the game locked at 15-15 it was a piece of luck coupled with quick reactions that saw Julien Dupuy dart over and although Vesty missed the easy conversion the final whistle went and Leicester won with a score of:
Leicester 20 Bath 15
Tries: Dupuy Con: Pens: Vesty 5
Tries: Berne, Maddock Cons: James Pens: James
Leicester : G. Murphy, Hamilton, Hipkiss, Erinle, Tuilagi, Vesty, Ellis, Ayerza, Chuter, Castrogiovanni, L. Deacon, Kay, Croft, Woods, Pienaar.
Replacements : Dupuy for Ellis (51), Newby for L. Deacon (47), Crane for Pienaar (46). Not Used: Davies, Cole, Rabeni, J. Murphy.
Bath : Abendanon, Maddock, Crockett, Hape, Banahan, James, Claassens, Flatman, Mears, Bell, Harrison, Short, Beattie, Lipman, Faamatuainu.
Replacements : Higgins for Abendanon (74), Berne for Crockett (32), Hooper for Short (56), Scaysbrook for Faamatuainu (67). Not Used: Hawkins, Ion, Bemand.
Att : 26,100
Ref : Allan Lewis (Ireland).