Heineken Champions Cup: Leicester Tigers 26-27 Ospreys – visitors through to last 16

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Ollie Chessum of Leicester carries the ball against Ospreys
Leicester led on four separate occasions during the course of the match but eventually lost out to Ospreys
Leicester (13) 26
Tries: Van Poortvliet, Simmons; Pens: Pollard 4; Cons: Pollard 2
Ospreys (13) 27
Tries: Lake, Giles, Morgan; Pens: O Williams 2; Cons: Evans, O Williams 2

Ospreys scored a dramatic late try to beat Premiership champions Leicester Tigers and reach the last 16 of the Heineken Champions Cup.

Jac Morgan burrowed over from close range, with the try awarded by referee Tual Trainini after a lengthy review.

Owen Williams kicked the winning conversion to prevent hosts Leicester, who had already secured qualification, ending with a 100% winning record.

Leicester led on four occasions but could not see it out for victory.

Ospreys would have gone through with a losing bonus point, but the victory keeps them in with a chance of a home tie when the Champions Cup returns at the end of March.

More to follow.


Leicester Tigers: Steward, Potter, Scott, Kelly, Simmons, Pollard, Van Poortvliet; Whitcombe, Clare, Cole, Chessum, Henderson, Liebenberg (c), Reffell, Cracknell.

Replacements: Montoya, Richardson, Hurd, Wells, Jansen, Youngs, Gopperth, Atkinson.

Ospreys: Evans, Cuthbert, Collins, Hawkins, Giles, O Williams, Morgan-Williams; Smith, Lake, Botha, Beard, Jones, Davies, Tipuric (c), Morgan.

Replacements: Baldwin, Thomas, Henry, Sutton, Morris, Aubrey, K Williams, North.

Referee: Tual Trainini (France)


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