LV= Cup review
Leicester won their first game at Welford Road this season, while Quins made it two wins from two in the LV= Cup at Sale.
Last Updated: 21/10/11 10:39pm
Leicester won their first game at Welford Road this season with a convincing 40-14 win over LV= Cup holders Gloucester.
The Tigers - who had lost their last three games - were buoyed by the return of most of their players from the World Cup and had little difficulty in dominating the visitors.
The Cherry and Whites pack were clearly second best, allowing Toby Flood to control proceedings and collect a match tally of 18 points.
Horacio Agulla, Tom Youngs, Manu Tuilagi and Dan Cole all claimed tries for the hosts, who led 26-7 at the break.
Gloucester had tries from Dan Murphy and Lesley Vainikolo, both converted by Freddie Burns, but were always second best.
Mark Cueto was upstaged by Harlequins wing Seb Stegmann on his return to Edgeley Park as Sale went down 37-25 to slip to a second successive defeat in the competition.
Cueto was making his first appearance of the season for Sale after World Cup duty for England and was instrumental in a decisive second-half try for Johnny Leota.
Leota's 56th-minute score followed first-half tries from Will Addison and Alasdair Dickinson as Sale came from 14-0 down to lead 15-14 at the break.
Yet Rory Clegg kicked two penalties to put the visitors back in front and Stegmann completed his treble late on to hand Conor O'Shea's men a second straight win in the competition.