Match Report: Leicester 27-17 Racing 92 – Freddie Burns inspires Tigers victory

  • Leicester overcame Racing 27-17 at Welford Road in the Champions Cup on Sunday
  • Brendon O’Connor’s try combined with Owen Williams boot gave Tigers an 11-3 lead at the break
  • Freddie Burns contributed 16 points after the restart to secure the win
Freddie Burns contributed 16 points to help Leicester get their campaign back on track by overcoming Racing 92 at Welford Road in the Champions Cup on Sunday.

Brendon O’Connor scored an early try for the hosts but Dan Carter replied with a fine solo effort in the second half.

Burns replaced Owen Williams after 53 minutes and kicked two penalties before scoring an interception try.

A Juan Imhoff try looked to have given the French side a losing bonus point but a Burns penalty late on cancelled it out.

LINE UPS

Leicester Tigers: 15 Telusa Veainu, 14 Adam Thompstone, 13 Mathew Tait, 12 Matt Toomua, 11 JP Pietersen, 10 Owen Williams, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Lachlan McCaffrey, 7 Brendon O’Connor, 6 Mike Fitzgerald, 5 Dom Barrow, 4 Ed Slater, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Tom Youngs (c), 1 Marcos Ayerza
Replacements: 16 George McGuigan, 17 Logovi’i Mulipola, 18 Greg Bateman, 19 Graham Kitchener, 20 Will Evans, 21 Sam Harrison, 22 Freddie Burns, 23 Peter Betham

Racing 92: 15 Brice Dulin, 14 Joe Rokocoko, 13 Johan Goosen, 12 Henry Chavancy, 11 Juan Imhoff, 10 Dan Carter, 9 Maxime Machenaud, 8 Chris Masoe, 7 Yannick Nyanga, 6 Wenceslas Lauret, 5 Manuel Carizza, 4 Leone Nakarawa, 3 Ben Tameifuna, 2 Camille Chat, 1 Eddy Ben Arous
Replacements: 16 Virgile Lacombe, 17 Viliamu Afatia, 18 Luc Ducalcon, 19 Francois van der Merwe, 20 Thibault Dubarry, 21 James Hart, 22 Albert Vulivuli, 23 Anthony Tuitavake


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