Premiership: Leicester 31-6 Newcastle

Leicester Tigers ensured there was no happy return to Welford Road for Newcastle Falcons coach Dean Richards with a convincing victory.

Tries from Jordan Crane, Graham Kitchener, Blaine Scully, Dan Bowden and Thomas Waldron earned a bonus point, while Falcons failed to cross.

Toby Flood scored four points with the boot against his former club, with Owen Williams landing the other.

Rory Clegg kicked one penalty and one drop goal for the Falcons.

Falcons coach Richards made more than 300 appearances for Leicester as a player and won Premierships and Heineken Cups as coach before his departure in 2004.

More to follow.


Leicester: Scully; Goneva, Tuilagi, Bowden, Thompstone; Flood (capt), B. Youngs; Stankovich, Briggs, Mulipola, Slater, Kitchener, Waldrom, Gibson, Crane.

Replacements: T. Youngs, Bristow, Cole, Parling, Salvi, Mele, Williams, Morris.

Newcastle: Tait; Cato, Powell, Fitzpatrick, Catterick; Clegg, Fury; Montanella, Vickers, Brookes, Del Fava, Barrow, Wilson, Welch (capt), York.

Replacements: Thompson, Strain, Wilson, Tomes, Saull, Pilgrim, Hodgson, Crockett.