Tigers resurgence continues at The Stoop


Leicester Tigers moved level on points with fourth-placed Bath in the Premiership after producing a stunning second-half display to beat Harlequins 27-18 at The Stoop.

The city's football team may be in turmoil following Claudio Ranieri's departure, but the Tigers go from strength to strength after three wins in a row, their latest success came thanks to 24 points in the second period, half-back duo Sam Harrison and Freddie Burns instrumental in their triumph.

Quins had started well and led by 10 points at the break after an Alofa Alofa try - with the help of the corner flag - two kicks from Nick Evans and a Ruaridh Jackson penalty.

The first of two Harrison tries quickly brought the Tigers to within three points following the restart and he was crossing again after Aaron Morris had been shown a yellow card for tackling Adam Thompstone in mid-air.

Burns kicked both conversions before touching down himself as Leicester moved ahead for the first time since midway through the first half, this time Owen Williams adding the extras.

A late surge from Quins brought a try from Dave Ward but it arrived too late for the hosts as they fell to their first home defeat of the season.