Leicester beat Gloucester 28-8 in Richard Wigglesworth’s first game as interim head coach.Leicester took the lead after an Adam Hastings penalty was bettered by two from Freddie Burns, before Albert Tuisue’s try put Gloucester ahead.
Guy Porter and an Anthony Watson double put the Tigers ahead for good in the second half, before Jonny May added a late consolation.
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The Tigers won the inaugural Slater Cup as a result of their victory.
It also saw Leicester, now led by Wigglesworth after Steve Borthwick left to become England head coach, leapfrog the Cherry and Whites in the Premiership table, moving up to fourth place.
After receiving criticism for resting the majority of his first-choice team in the Champions Cup thrashing by Leinster last week, George Skivington made wholesale changes for Gloucester, with only Tuisue remaining in the starting XV.
The Fijian made an early impression, winning a turnover within two minutes and then crossing the try line only to be stopped.
Hastings scored Gloucester’s first points, with the only setback for the visitors in a dominant first ten minutes being the loss of Wales winger Louis Rees-Zammit, who hobbled off with an ankle injury six weeks before the Six Nations began.
Burns retaliated with two penalties of his own to put Leicester ahead, but Dan Kelly had a try for the Tigers ruled out in the second half.
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The officials ruled that Dan Coles held Tuisue’s ankle in the build-up, allowing the initial space to open, after Jack Van Poortvliet darted through a gap in the Gloucester defense and offloaded to Kelly to run over.
Tuisue made Leicester pay at the end of the first half, stretching over to score from a driving maul.