Lewington double helps Sarries past Tigers
PREMIERSHIP REPORT: Alex Lewington helped himself to a double against his former club as Saracens overcame Leicester Tigers 24-13 at Allianz Park.
The wing went over after a quarter-hour before adding a second ten minutes from time to seal the win.
Lewington ran a perfect line to take advantage of some quick hands for Saracens’ first, with two Tom Hardwick penalties keeping Leicester in it at 7-6 at the break.
Tigers took the lead in the second half with a brilliant Ben White try, but a Manu Vunipola penalty and Telusa Veainu’s yellow card meant it was game on going into the final quarter.
It was then that Saracens stepped it up, Dom Morris going over from short range before Lewington stepped the returning Veainu to secure the win.
Tries: Lewington 2, Morris
Cons: Manu Vunipola 3
Pen: Manu Vunipola
Pens: Hardwick 2
Yellow card: Telusa Veainu (Tigers, 58)
Saracens: 15 Matt Gallagher, 14 Rotimi Segun, 13 Dom Morris, 12 Brad Barritt (captain), 11 Alex Lewington, 10 Manu Vunipola, 9 Richard Wigglesworth, 8 Calum Clark, 7 Sean Reffell, 6 Nick Isiekwe, 5 Joel Kpoku, 4 Will Skelton, 3 Vincent Koch, 2 Tom Woolstencroft, 1 Mako Vunipola.
Replacements: 16 Jack Singleton, 17 Richard Barrington, 18 Titi Lamositele, 19 Callum Hunter-Hill, 20 Mike Rhodes, 21 Ben Spencer, 22 Tom Whiteley, 23 Ali Crossdale.
Leicester Tigers: 15 Telusa Veainu, 14 Jonah Holmes, 13 Joe Thomas, 12 Kyle Eastmond, 11 Rory Hughes, 10 Johnny McPhillips, 9 Ben White, 8 Sione Kalamafoni (captain), 7 Tommy Reffell, 6 Harry Wells, 5 Joe Batley, 4 Will Spencer, 3 Joe Heyes, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Nephi Leatigaga.
Replacements: 16 Jake Kerr, 17 Greg Bateman, 18 Dan Cole, 19 Calum Green, 20 Ifereimi Boladau, 21 Harry Simmons, 22 Tom Hardwick, 23 George Worth.
Referee: JP Doyle
Assistant Referees: Karl Dickson & Roy Maybank.
TMO: Graham Hughes.