Leicester exact revenge on Racing

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Leicester Tigers exacted some revenge over Racing 92 with a 27-17 victory in Pool 1 of the European Champions Cup on Sunday.

The Tigers were beaten in the semi-finals by Racing last season but this time it was the Premiership outfit who prevailed in a tight encounter.

Freddie Burns' second-half display proved decisive as he kicked three penalties either side of an intercept try that saw him race the length of the pitch, ending any hope of a late Racing comeback.

Their victory was marred by a nasty looking injury to Telusa Veainu, though. The full-back left the pitch on a stretcher after lengthy treatment under the posts.

In Pool 2, Wasps left it late to earn a 20-20 draw with Toulouse, Jimmy Gopperth converting Nathan Hughes' try to earn a share of the spoils.

The other game in the pool was nowhere near as close as Connacht thrashed 14-man Zebre 52-7 thanks to a Stacey Ili hat-trick, while the Italians had Oliviero Fabiani sent off for an apparent bite on Quinn Roux.

Leinster remain top of Pool 4 despite a 22-16 defeat to Montpellier courtesy of the losing bonus point they picked up in France.

A Nemani Nadolo double proved crucial for Montpellier, while Isa Nacewa snatched the point for Leinster, who also saw Ireland internationals Jonathan Sexton and Sean O'Brien substituted at half time with injury.