Homer double helps Bath beat Tigers
PREMIERSHIP REPORT: Tom Homer scored two tries as Bath boosted their Premiership semifinal prospects with a narrow 13-10 win against Leicester Tigers.
The fullback crossed for his first try in the fourth minute, diving over in the corner after an advantage was played and the ball worked wide.
Tigers flyhalf Tom Hardwick missed a penalty ten minutes later but booted one through mid-way through the half to reduce the deficit.
Rhys Priestland extended Bath’s lead with a penalty of his own early in the second half but Leicester hit back when scrumhalf Ben White darted over from close range.
Tigers looked set for victory until Homer burst through a couple of tackles and dotted down to score the winning points.
Tries: Homer 2
For Leicester Tigers:
Yellow card: Josh Bayliss (Bath, 51)
Bath: 15 Tom Homer, 14 Semesa Rokoduguni, 13 Max Wright, 12 Jackson Willison, 11 Ruaridh McConnochie, 10 Rhys Priestland (captain), 9 Chris Cook, 8 Taulupe Faletau, 7 Josh Bayliss, 6 Mike Williams, 5 Elliott Stooke, 4 Josh McNally, 3 Christian Judge, 2 Jack Walker, 1 Beno Obano.
Replacements: 16 Tom Doughty, 17 Lewis Boyce, 18 Sam Nixon, 19 Matt Garvey, 20 Tom Ellis, 21 Will Chudley, 22 Freddie Burns, 23 Josh Matavesi.
Leicester Tigers: 15 Telusa Veainu, 14 Jonah Holmes, 13 Jaco Taute, 12 Kyle Eastmond, 11 Jordan Olowofela, 10 Tom Hardwick, 9 Ben White, 8 Sione Kalamafoni, 7 Jordan Taufua, 6 Harry Wells, 5 Will Spencer, 4 Tomás Lavanini, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Tom Youngs (captain), 1 Facundo Gigena.
Replacements: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17 Greg Bateman, 18 Joe Heyes, 19 Ifereimi Boladau, 20 Tommy Reffell, 21 Harry Simmons, 22 Noel Reid, 23 George Worth.
Referee: Wayne Barnes
Assistant Referees: Christophe Ridley & Paul Dix.
TMO: David Grashoff.