Premiership: Leicester 32-15 Worcester

Leicester Tigers began their Premiership title defence with a bonus-point win against Worcester.

Adam Thompstone and David Mele both scored tries as the hosts raced into a 18-3 lead at the break.

Worcester had Mike Williams sin-binned early in the second half and Jordan Crane soon touched down to increase the Tigers' lead to 22 points.

Chris Jones and Joshua Matavesi both went over for the Warriors before Niki Goneva's try secured a bonus point.

More to follow.


Leicester: Morris; Goneva, Allen, Bowden, Thompstone; Lamb, Mele; Mulipola, T. Youngs, Cole, Deacon (capt), Parling, Croft, Salvi, Crane.

Replacements: Briggs, Stankovich, Balmain, Slater, Waldrom, Steele, Williams, Dunn.

Worcester: Pennell; Drauniniu, Fatiaki, Matavesi, Lemi; Mieres, Su'a; Becasseau, Shervington, Andress, Williams, Schofield, Thomas (capt), Betty, Taulava.

Replacements: Seymour, Andrew, O'Donnell, Chris Jones, Abbott, Hodgson, Gray, Clarke.

Att: 20,230