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Leicester maintain perfect Premiership start

PREMIERSHIP REPORT: George Ford scored 25 points as Leicester maintained their 100 percent start to the Premiership season with a 40-23 win over Bath.


Winless Bath made the table-toppers fight all the way for an eighth straight victory with a performance of spirit and commitment which belied their league position.

Leicester’s tries came from Matt Scott, Nic Dolly, Tom Cowan-Dickie and Ford, who added four penalties and four conversions.

Max Clark and Josh McNally touched down for Bath, with Danny Cipriani converting both and kicking three penalties, but they remain at the bottom having picked up only three points from their opening seven games.

Leicester’s lead at the top of the table now stands at 13 points from Saracens, who take on London Irish on Saturday.

The scorers:

For Leicester Tigers:
Tries: Dolly, Scott, Ford, Cowan-Dickie
Cons: Ford 4
Pens: Ford 4


For Bath:
Tries: Clark, McNally
Cons: Cipriani 2
Pens: Cipriani 3

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