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Match Report – Leicester 33-24 Ulster


Man of the Match George Ford scored 18 points, while Jasper Wiese, Ellis Genge and Guy Porter scored tries as Leicester Tigers booked a first European final since 2009 after an exhilarating Challenge Cup win over Ulster to Mattioli Woods Welford. Road.

Last updated: 04/30/21 22:11 pm

Leicester celebrate Guy Porter’s final match try after Tigers managed a second-half turnaround 11 points behind

Leicester Tigers recovered by 11 points to secure a place in the 2021 Challenge Cup final, after a thrilling 33-24 win over Ulster at Welford Road.

Largely dominated by the Irish province in the first half, the Tigers lost skipper Tom Youngs to a yellow card and conceded tries at second place to Ulster Iain Henderson and away from Billy Burns, as the visitors played with great pace and confidence.

The second half was a complete reversal, however, as the Tigers dominated the procedure to score tries through No.8 Jasper Wiese and Ellis Genge, in addition to a penalty and a drop goal from George Ford, for deviating nine points.

An exceptional effort by Nick Timoney in the last quarter got Ulster back in the game, but Guy Porter struck the fatal blow in the game with six minutes remaining to send Leicester to a first European final since 2009 against Bath or Montpellier, who face each other. Saturday.

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