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- European Rugby Champions Cup
- Pool 2
- 15th Dec 2012
- KO 13:35
- Ground: Stadio Comunale di Monigo
- Att: 3,000
Heineken Cup: Late penalty try spares Leicester's blushes against Treviso
Leicester moved to the top of Heineken Cup Pool 2 after a late penalty try gave them a 14-13 victory over Treviso at the Stadio Comunale di Monigo.
The visitors took the lead after Adam Thompstone scored a brilliant early try but Treviso clawed their way back into the game and took control with 13 unanswered points.
Leicester piled on the pressure in the second half but their efforts were rewarded with just three minutes to go as a series of five-metre scrums proved too much for the hosts to take.
The result, combined with Toulouse's defeat to the Ospreys, leaves the Tigers one point clear at the top of the group with two rounds of fixtures left.
George Ford missed an early penalty in the difficult conditions but other than that attempt it was the home side who showed the greater ambition in the opening stages.
However, Leicester showed a clinical edge to grab a superb breakaway try, with Thompstone rounding off a move which was instigated by Ben Youngs. Ford added the extras.
Treviso No 8 Michele Rizzo was then sent to the sin bin for stamping, but the hosts would not be deterred as, soon after he returned, they tied the scores after being awarded a penalty try.
The decision was somewhat controversial from referee Alain Rolland as the maul was a long way from the line when it was deliberately collapsed, but the hosts needed no second invitation and subsequently took the lead when Alberto Di Bernardo slotted over a penalty.
The score remained 10-7 at half-time but another Di Bernardo penalty shortly after the break extended the lead and left Leicester staring down the barrel of a shock defeat.
The Tigers responded with a period of heavy pressure but could make no further impression on the scoreboard and were still trailing when Treviso centre Christian Loamanu was shown the yellow card in the 67th minute for taking out Geordan Murphy.
Treviso were still holding firm heading into the dying stages but a series of five-metre scrums were driven towards the home try-line before crumpling, prompting Rolland to head under the posts for a second time.
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|Saturday 20th December|
|15:15||Northampton vs Leicester Tigers|
|Saturday 27th December|
|14:00||Sale vs Leicester|
|Sunday 4th January|
|14:00||Leicester Tigers vs Bath|
|Saturday 10th January|
|15:15||Harlequins vs Leicester Tigers|
|Saturday 17th January|
|European Rugby Champions Cup|
|TBC||Leicester vs Scarlets|
|Saturday 24th January|
|TBC||Ulster vs Leicester|
|Saturday 31st January|
|15:00||Leicester vs Northampton|
|Saturday 7th February|
|15:00||Cardiff Blues vs Leicester|
|Saturday 14th February|
|15:00||Leicester vs Gloucester|
|Saturday 21st February|
|15:00||London Irish vs Leicester|
|Saturday 28th February|
|15:00||Leicester vs Sale|
|Sunday 8th March|
|15:00||Newcastle vs Leicester|
|Saturday 28th March|
|15:00||Leicester vs Exeter|
|Saturday 13th December|
|European Rugby Champions Cup|
|Toulon 23 - 8 Leicester Tigers|
|Sunday 7th December|
|Leicester Tigers 25 - 21 Toulon|
|Saturday 29th November|
|Leicester Tigers 18 - 16 Wasps|
|Sunday 23rd November|
|London Welsh 5 - 26 Leicester Tigers|
|Sunday 16th November|
|Leicester Tigers 21 - 21 Saracens|
|Sunday 9th November|
|Leicester 29 - 13 Sale Sharks|
|Saturday 1st November|
|London Irish 16 - 17 Leicester|
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