Bath miss chance to go top with loss at Tigers

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Prop James Cronin (right) holds the ball in a tackle for LeicesterJames Cronin scored one of five tries for Leicester
Leicester: (28) 35
Tries: Rogerson, Brown, Cronin, Martin, Penalty Cons: Pollard 4
Bath: (10) 22
Tries: Schreuder, Hennessey, Richards Cons: Bailey, Harris Pen: Bailey

Leicester ended 2023 with victory against a much-changed Bath side who could have gone top of the Premiership.

Matt Rogerson, Mike Brown, James Cronin and George Martin tries raced Tigers to a bonus point before half-time, as Louis Schreuder and Orlando Bailey put Bath on the board.

A penalty try stretched the Tigers' lead to 25 points before late scores from Louie Hennessey and Ewan Richards.

The win moves Leicester above Bristol into seventh, while Bath stay fourth.

More to follow.

Leicester: Steward, Simmons, Kelly, Kata, Brown, Pollard, Whiteley; Cronin, Montoya (c), Heyes, Martin, Chessum, Rogerson, Reffell, Wiese.

Replacements: Theobold-Thomas, Van Wyk, Hurd, Wells, Hatherell, Cracknell, Powell, Shillcock.

Bath: Harris, De Glanville, Ojomoh, Butt, Gallagher, Bailey, Schreuder; Schoeman, Faiva, Stuart, Roux, McNally, Van Velze (c), Cloete, Coetzee.

Replacements: Stewart, Du Toit, Jonker, Richards, Green, Carr-Smith, Hennessey, Owen

Sin bin: GJ Van Velze (30 mins), Jaco Coetzee (44 mins)

Referee: Karl Dickson

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